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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-26-2010, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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Sos is my cat constipated

A couple of years ago, a delightful senior cat adopted us.

Psycho, decided to move in with us and we never looked back. He has now shredded our furniture!

Sadly, a couple of weeks ago something happened to him outside, don't know what, probably hit by a car and his ribcage seems sore.

He had never used his litter tray before and I have noticed that he hardly ever passes stool. The first week indoors he had not passed stool for 3 days and I gave him a laxative which did the trick. He has not been passing stool since and that was 7 days ago!

He had been on a raw diet for a a month and his fur has never been so beautiful before.

He does not look bloated, nor does he feel uncomfortable when touching the stomach. It actually feels quite soft! He does not respond to laxatives, nor does his anus look swollen like the last time when I gave him a laxative. He loves his food, even during the night he demands to be fed

Basically I don't know what is normal for him, should I panic?

Please anyone, would appreciate some imput.

Thanks

michele
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-26-2010, 08:19 PM
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Wecome to the forum. Is he indoors 100% of the time now? The reason I ask is because if he's still going outside, it's likely he has passed his stool there, or if indoors, it's possible he's passing it some place other than his litter box. Likely no need to panic yet if he's continuing to eat, not vomiting, is acting normally.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-26-2010, 09:36 PM
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I'd agree with the previous post. When my little guy was sick he was acting differently. If he looks okay and seems to feel okay he probably is. I'd monitor him very closely though to see if anything changes.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-27-2010, 07:33 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you. Unfortunately, he no longer can jump the wall and there is only a patio, so no - he has nowhere else to go but the litterbox.

I keep thinking that the tough life he must have had before he adopted us gave him a rather strange constitution. Would hate to put the animal through unnecessary stress with a trip to the vet if there is precedent that an animal can actually go that long without emptying. I give him colloidal silver with olive oil and tomorrow will start him on ozonated water.

I take it that vomitting is my que to take him to the vet?

Many thanks everyone.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-27-2010, 08:03 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you. I appear to have lost my response somewhere. I am struggly to navigate this forum.

Better type it again.
The answer to your question - because of his sore ribcage he cannot jump the wall and there is no evidence on my patio that he has been.

Would hate to stress him with a trip to the vet if this is just his constitution.

Many thanks, will watch him carefully. I am now giving meat smothies with supplements and the odd slither of meat.
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