Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: northern Minnesota
Re: Canned Pumpkin - Where do you buy it?
All of the remedies mentioned on this thread, including Metamucil, are just fiber sources. Six of one, half dozen of the other. It just depends on which you can find and which your cat will eat. If you use Metamucil, mix no more than 1/8 tsp into canned food daily, adding warm water to turn it into a gruel.
The most important preventative of constipation is to make sure your cat is taking in sufficient water every day. The best and easiest way to accomplish this is to feed an exclusively canned or homemade diet. Dry kibble diets absorb water out of the digestive tract, making constipation more likely to occur. If your cat has a problem with constipation, stay away from kibble unless it is absolutely the only thing he is willing to eat.