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Posted by: Meryl | 2009/11/01

16 year old female cat constipated

Hi Cybervet
Our small, spayed, 16 year old female cat was diagnosed with kidney disease more than 6 years ago, and has been fed Hills Science Diet k/d every since. For some reason she has been constipated on and off for about 18 months. For many years she has been thin, but recently was eating this Diet so reluctantly that our vet said we should feed her whatever she would eat. For a couple of months she has enjoyed cooked hake, haddock and chicken, some tinned pilchards in tomato sauce, extra-lean beef mince raw, and occasionally tinned sardines. She even gained some weight. Unfortunately the constipation has become much worse and it does not respond to Animalax, or to the liquid paraffin the vet recommended, and she has vomited it up on three occasions in a few weeks. AFter straining on her litter box for a long time, she moves in a hunched up manner, obviously in pain, and her stomach is very hard. She seems to be more thirsty than usual. Do you have any suggestions for the intense constipation please?

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Dear Meryl

Try Lactulose 2-5ml 3 times daily

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/11/02

Check with your Vet - have a similar case - cat fed KD diet at 18 years, use Laxette liquid for humans - 3 ml to unblock if blocked 3 times a day till it shoots out!!!! Now add 3 ml 2 x a week into some low fat cream - and now get no blockages - but please check with Vet - especially regarding the vomiting - can mean many things - so ckeck soonest.

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Posted by: Cybervet | 2009/11/02

Dear Meryl

Try Lactulose 2-5ml 3 times daily

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