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jilllox
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posted 02-09-2004 07:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jilllox     Edit/Delete Message
I know this is a bit silly, but how can you tell if your cat is constipated. Mine is usually very regular, but hasn't done his business in almost three days. I'm a bit concerned.

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Kitty
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posted 02-09-2004 10:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kitty     Edit/Delete Message
try a couple tablespoons of canned pumpkin. If much more time goes by, he probably should be checked at a vet.

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Chessmind
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posted 02-09-2004 11:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chessmind     Edit/Delete Message
Hello. Has he gone yet? I agree with Kitty about the pumpkin and also going to the vets if he hasn't gone by day four. If he stays blocked like this it can be very serious. Is he urinating? Keep us posted. Poor kitty.

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jilllox
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posted 02-10-2004 05:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jilllox     Edit/Delete Message
THanks all. He urinates normally and is eating as always, playing as always. He seems fine except he hasn't pooed since Friday. Today is day 4 and I'm hoping there will be something when I get home. I've even looked around the house to make sure he hasn't done it outsidethe litterbox and I've found nothing. And, the litterbox is very clean.

Do I mix the pumpin in with the food? He doesn't seem to be in pain, but what symptoms should I look out for? I'm getting worried now.

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Chessmind
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posted 02-10-2004 07:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chessmind     Edit/Delete Message
Hello. I forgot to ask if he's an indoor only cat, as you may not know if he went if he is indoor/outdoor. The symptoms would be him trying to go, but he can't. There may be mucus or blood after he tries to go. Being lethargic, possibly vomiting, eating less or not at all. Even if he does not have any of these symptoms, four days is a long time to not have gone. The poop ends up getting really hard inside their body and can cause problems. Cats with constipation may also have some kind of obstruction (meaning they can't go due to a blockage of some kind). If it were my kitty I would take him to the vet. Keep us posted.

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jilllox
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posted 02-10-2004 07:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jilllox     Edit/Delete Message
Thanks. Yes, he is an indoor cat and I am bit obsessed so I am good at monitoring his behavior as well has bathroom habits. He pees a couples times and day and I have not seen him straining. he is still eating normally and acting normally, always up for playing.

I'm going to call me vet, though.

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Wolfe
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posted 02-10-2004 09:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wolfe     Edit/Delete Message
Wow >> canned pumpkin << I never knew this

Do you mix it with their dry foods or hope they eat it without the mixing of their dry or wet foods?

Learn something new every day

Let us know jilllox what is happening with your cat .. hope it is not to serious.

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jilllox
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posted 02-11-2004 05:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jilllox     Edit/Delete Message
So of course, right after I make an appointment with the vet, Henry did his business! And again this morning! I'm embarrassed to admit that I was positively thrilled!

Thanks for all your support!

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Kitty
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posted 02-11-2004 09:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kitty     Edit/Delete Message
Great news!
For future reference, my kitties absolutely loved canned pumpkin and ate it straight from a spoon.

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