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Old 04-07-2005, 06:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My cat hasn't had a bowel movement in days.

I went to the vet. And he told me to feed my cat pumpkin, but my cat doeesn't eat it. Are there any other remedies that can allow him to have a bowl movement?
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Old 04-07-2005, 07:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Psyllium husk fibre or rice bran will also work, mixed into canned food. Most cats will eat pumpkin or strained squash (baby food) if it's mixed well into canned food (my cat loves strained squash). Failing that, a dose of laxatone or vaseline petroleum jelly given by mouth a couple of hours before or after a meal can help move things along (usually you can smear it firmly on the paw or upper front leg and they'll lick it off).

If that doesn't work, the cat may need another trip to the vet to reevaluate, and for stool removal.
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Old 04-07-2005, 08:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The above advice is good. If it's been days and he is clearly in distress (often in the litter box with no stool produced), he needs to go to the vet for an enema. Don't wait until the weekend is here or you may be stuck..
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Old 04-07-2005, 08:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes, if it's been a couple days already, please at least call your vet tomorrow morning. Home remedies take a while to get results and by that time it might be too late for them to work.
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