My cat WeeMan is 16yrs old and has been constipated for a few days now. I usually give him Miramax with his wet food. I think I missed giving it to him? And before this he lost weight. His regular weight is 19-ish lbs. I wanted to know if there are any type of suppositories that I can get at the store to help him? The picture on left side was his regular weight. Right picture is him now!
My APBT was playing in the yard 3 days ago when I herd her scream and then suddenly her back legs were paralyzed. As I was running to her she dragged herself across the yard and cut her legs and belly. The vet said it could be either a ruptured disc or fce. Only an mri could determine. However, the MRI is $3500 and due to the expense, I opted to wait and see. She is on prednisone, Gabapentin and Tramadol. She is able to get herself up (wobbly) and walk with a rear lift to pee. She hasn’t pooped yet, but the meds cause constipation. Her back right leg is very weak and can’t hold weight. That leg is knuckling less and less. My question is, should we be doing PT at this point or still resting?
My Zowie weighs 32.5 lbs and I think she may be constipated I am trying to find a NON-PRESCRIPTION way to help her, she is a very picky eater and I just changed her food and I think it may not agree with her I made her some chicken and white rice in broth, what can I give her to help her?
Help a constipated kitten
My cat’s X-ray showed bladder inflammation and severe constipation. She had an enema but has not returned to normal. Latest ultrasound showed lots of gas but no more inflammation or constipation because she has been eating much less over the last 10 days. She will act hungry, go up to the bowl take a small bite and walk away. She strains in the litter box and has been defecating very infrequently (3 times over 10 days). She had about 7 teeth removed 8 months ago, and struvite crystals found in urine, but no other known health issues. Thank you!
I recently began fostering a kitten that I hope to adopt. She has atresia ani and a stricture in her rectum. She had corrective surgery 4 months ago and is doing much better. She can now use the litter box but she still has frequent poop droppings. She is currently being given lysine, probiotics and omega-3 supplements with her kitten wet and dry food. I won’t be able to keep her if the fecal incontinence continues at this rate. So I wondering if there was anything I could do to stop this? Can she have surgery again? Can a change in diet help her? I would like to switch her to a raw diet because the rest of my cats are on it and are doing great. However, I wasn’t sure if she would be able to tolerate the change. Can she eat a raw diet or will it cause constipation since raw food makes the fecal harder? If she can’t eat raw food can you recommend a diet for her? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
My (maybe) 6 year old Vizsla mix just got diagnosed with IVDD a week ago. She is not having any neurological issues and it doesn’t look at all like she is having any paralysis issues.
She was at first just on anti inflammatory pain medication. After three days, her pain actually got worse. The vet took some x-rays and found something between the 3rd and 4th disc and along the spinal cord there.
She is now on prednisone and a muscle relaxant for the last four days. While she is just a little bit less lethargic, she cries more when she goes up the two steps into the house. I also think she might be a bit constipated (small stools that take a bit of trying).
I know recovery from IVDD can be a long process, but I want to make sure her pain will eventually go away.. After all, the pain medication didn’t do anything and she’s still feeling pained on the steroids and muscle relaxers.
I just need some guidance and advice. My vet didn’t really tell me what exactly we’re in for. He just said to call him right away if her feet start rolling over when she walks. I’m reading a bunch of information online about IVDD and it seems like she will never be able to enjoy the life she once lived. Her favorite thing in the world was going for car rides but I physically can’t pick her up to put her in the truck, whereas she had always happy hopped in herself. I feel like I won’t be able to care for her.
Any help, hope or advice would be greatly appreciated.
f/ Vet Krista Magnifico: ps. Saw a YTube vid. re. fresh growing cat grass helps cats, w/ constipation / digestion. Maybe I should buy, & put dish of solid white coconut oil out, too, f/ them to lick when they want. Many benefits to both, includ.ing both help elim. fur balls, 2.
dear Vet, Krista Magnifico: One of my (former stray) 2 cats, Jazzy, was blimped out & looked very pregnant last summer or early fall, so I had her spayed, not wanting to have babies to feed, care f/ & find homes f/. Vet said she hadn’t been pregnant, no babies inside. (I couldn’t believe it). Well now, months later, this winter, she looks like a huge blimp again, & I don’t know why. She waddles now, & walks funny, never goes outside, exercises, very sedentary. In summer she’s a very fast runner, climbs tree, catches & eats lots of birds. (yuk. don’t like that, plus she tries bringing in house.) But she’s fast!, normally, & normally skinny. (u can feel her spine, still.). Any ideas what my be the problem causing this unusual blimping out, b4, & now months later after being spayed? She does not look pretty, healthy, or normal, & her huge sides & belly are tight & hard, not soft like normal kitty. She’s not a very affectionate kitty, often skittish just when I walk near or into a room she’s in. Constantly begs f/ food, espec. chicken. gets under foot in kitchen to point I don’t realize she’s @ my feet & bump into her accidentally. I’m not that fond of her, but didn’t want to just abandon her when I moved, & thought I could easily find her a home if I decided not to keep her myself. I took her & another cat (that one was pregnant, later died huge w/ stillbirths inside & major dehydration)…to Humane Soc. to find a nice home f/ her, but they let both escape & both found way home & walked miles, across big highway, to get back to trailer where I used to live where all these strays kept breeding. I love Cherokee, also former stray, & am keeping her forever. But not so thrilled w/ Jazz. She scratches door frames & insulation around door when wants in or out, (which ruins beautiful nice new house.) I noticed this morn she had dried poop residue near her anus, so I removed much as could & softened rest stuck in her fur w/ water & scott towel best I could b4 she scratched free. Maybe she’s not pooping like should & extremely constipated? Maybe I should get 2 litter boxes vs. just 1? Cherokee grooms herself til super clean, she would never let poop dry on her like that. She also grooms/licks Jazz’s ears, face f/ her, many times, as if she were Jazz’s Mom, maybe to show her affection. Any ideas how to help Jazz get back to normal? I don’t want a vet bill bc I’m just not enamored w/ Jazz & don’t really care, tho I feel guilty even saying that, it’s true. I just figured if she could walk all the way home from Humane Soc., she wanted to stay, so I kept her. & she used to greet me & mailbox when I pulled in. She’s terribly afraid of other people, incl. me, many times, (when I walk by, or walk into a room,) so not easy to shower her w/ “love” or affection, she’s quite skittish, tho she will come up to be petted outside when I come home, etc. TY, Krista f/ your expert advice! (I can send u pics, if helps, tho I know u can’t diagnose from pics.)