Post Surgery Question (no poop)
My cat had surgery on the 10th because of an intestinal obstruction and part of his lower intestines were removed. He had an enema on the 9th that made him poop out all the hardened stool from being dehydrated due to the blockage but the object hadn't passed and he hadn't eaten in days.
Post op he started eating on the 12th and pooped early morning on the 14th but not since. It's currently midday on the 18th.
He is back to his normal self. Eating, drinking, and peeing normally. No lethargy, no dehydration, no vomiting, no signs of infection or leaking intestines.
However I'm worried since he hasn't poop again. I read that food should take 20 hours to make it's way through a cat's digestive tract. He did lose 1.5-2lbs during all this but even so there should be some waste material no matter how well his intestines are breaking down his food. It's not coming up or out so I'm not sure where it is or if it's moving.
His stitches will be removed on the 20th but I can call Monday morning to ask. That still leaves me worrying until then. Any advice would be appreciated.