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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-30-2008, 07:00 AM Thread Starter
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no bowel movement after surgery

Hi, my guy had 2 teeth extracted on Wed at lunch. It is now Saturday and although he is urination as normal. He hasn't had a bowel movement as of yet. i can imagine he isnt that comfortable. I have tonic lax which he hates. I could try and shove some in his mouth.... any other suggestions? is this normal after surgery??? if i give him some tonic lax... how long will it take before a movement?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-30-2008, 08:56 AM
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Has he been eating well since the surgery? Since he was fasted before surgery, he may have been cleaned out. If he hasn't been eating well, it may take a bit for him to 'fill back up'.

Not sure what this tonic is that you have, but a dose of hairball remedy can help get things moving...and most cats like it. I'd start with that....

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-30-2008, 09:08 AM Thread Starter
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He has been eating well and all the mashed up food i have given him as well as all water .. he is eating ...
he urinates as normal but hasnt had a movement yet. i called the vet this morning at 8am and they said to give him the cat laxitive/hair ball remedy which i did shortly after. she said it should work within hours but if in 4 hrs by noon he still has not gone, then i should call back and bring him in. ..
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