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My cat is 8 years old and has not had any issues so far aside from impacted anal glands which seemed to have corrected itself overtime (as verified by her vet). However, last week she stopped pooping for three days and also stopped eating so we took her to the vet. They took an X-ray which showed that there was a lot of poop inside her :( they gave her an enema and held her overnight. When she came back home, she acted like her usual self and even pooped on her own. The vet prescribed restoralax and Summit Cisapride to take for a few days. We also changed her diet to mostly wet food because the vet said the issue was that she wasn’t drinking enough water.

However it seems that she has constipation again (about a week after her first enema). The vet said to bring her in for another enema and we have an appointment tomorrow, but shouldn’t there be another cure for this or something else we can try? I am really worried because the enemas are not only expensive but uncomfortable for kitty. I am also worried that it could be something called megacolon that I’m reading about online??? Also how does this happen all of a sudden because she never had these problems before. Just looking for some reassurance and advice. My whole family is stressed out about this.
 

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In her wet food, mix about 1 teaspoon. of canned pure pumpkin (not pie filling that has added sugar!), and see if that helps.....if no result in half a day, add a little more, but not more than 1 tablespoon a day. Pumpkin seems to be able to help with diarrhea and constipation. Give us an update. All the best!
 

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She is at the vet’s now and they gave her 3 enemas to clear her up. They are doing blood work to find a cause but so far physical exam shows nothing unusual. Can cats randomly develop this issue?
Thanks for the advice on pumpkin. We currently have her on restoralax so will try the pumpkin if that doesn’t work. They also said to give her more fiber.
 

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My boy used to be constipated a lot a few years ago too and I had to take him like twice to the vet for enema. After that, I started adding Miralax to his wet food once a day and he never had any constipation issue anymore. Unfortunately, Miralax is only available in the US so you might have to buy it online from eBay or Amazon. I live in Asia so I had to do that every time but the good thing is you only need a really tiny amount, so 1 bottle can last you for at least 1 year. Hopefully your kitty will be free of constipation soon :)
 

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Thanks so much! My cat has been given restoralax which is Canada’s version of Miralax. Same thing. So I will continue her on that and I hope it works!
 
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