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Old 08-15-2004, 09:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi. I just found this forum and have a question already. My cat has eaten very little in the past 3 days and has not poopied at all. Is there such a thing as a cat laxative or does this sound much more serious? I live in a small town and the vet clinic isn't open today. Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 08-15-2004, 09:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This sounds pretty serious, possibly a hairball or other intestinal blockage. The best thing to do is to get your kitty to a vet as soon as possible.
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Old 08-15-2004, 11:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Ditto what spacemonkey said.

You will know if it is constipation because she will be in and out of the litterbox constantly straining. If she simply stopped eating and isn't pooping because there is no food going through her, it most likely is something else. Dehydration is very serious. If you can't get to a vet until tomorrow, try feeding her warmed up canned food with a little water/tuna juice added. The extra fluids will be good for her. Don't delay. Call your vet as soon as they open in the morning.
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Old 08-15-2004, 11:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If she is constipated, try feeding her whatever you can get down her. Mush some food up and force feed her if you have to until you get her to the vet. If she won't drink water also get that down her by the same means, (You can use a syring for this).

However, if she's not simply constipated I would be hesitant to feed her anything at all, for fear of a blockage.

She needs to go to the vet reguardless. Go tomorrow, or better yet, look for vets in other towns and take her now!

Good luck.
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Old 08-15-2004, 11:46 AM   #5 (permalink)
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She puked this a.m. We will continue to keep an eye on her and take it from there. Thanks for your help everyone.
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She needs to go to the vet NOW. Please call and find a vet that is open.
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Old 08-15-2004, 08:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Vomitting, no stool and lack of appetite = VET EMERGENCY! Take her now, otherwise I would consider this animal abuse!
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Old 08-15-2004, 09:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
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She pooped a little this afternoon. She started to eat, too. We called our local vet and he said to give her canned cat food and if she doesn't poop more by tomorrow a.m., we are to take her into the clinic.
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Old 08-16-2004, 02:46 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm glad you're heading to the vet. This really is an emergency. My Sabby is always constipated. He's gone to the vet twice to have enemas. Right now he's on Lactulose (a stool softener), he gets a pinch of psyllium in his food every day and we give him a little Laxatone in the evenings. This staves off the constipation really well.

Good luck with your little one.
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