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My cat is having trouble pooping, and hes making load moans....

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My cat is having trouble pooping, and hes making load moans.... he is a 12 year old cat.....What can i do for him..
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Doc Sara replied 6 years ago.
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Doc Sara :

Hi there, welcome to JustAnswer!

Doc Sara :

What is your kitty's name?

JACUSTOMER-rrvs1cfs- :

tiki

Doc Sara :

That's a cool name - I like it :) Has Tiki ever had any episodes like this before?

JACUSTOMER-rrvs1cfs- :

once in a while... not for a long time...

Doc Sara :

How is his attitude?

JACUSTOMER-rrvs1cfs- :

uncomforatable..

JACUSTOMER-rrvs1cfs- :

trying to lick his but

Doc Sara :

Have you seen him urinate at all recently?

JACUSTOMER-rrvs1cfs- :

no... he did have crystals in his uranary tract..years ago

Doc Sara :

OK - based on what you've told me I'm very concerned that your kitty may actually be having difficulty urinating (rather than constipation/difficulty pooping)

Doc Sara :

Kitties with a history of urinary issues in the past are very likely to have urinary issues again

JACUSTOMER-rrvs1cfs- :

ok

Doc Sara :

Kitties who have a urinary obstruction often stand in the box and strain to urinate, sometimes they cry as well

Doc Sara :

This is one of the few situations in veterinary medicine that is a true emergency

JACUSTOMER-rrvs1cfs- :

ok

Doc Sara :

If he cannot urinate, he cannot clear important toxins from his body and he can become deathly ill very quicly

Doc Sara :

If she is sitting in the box crying, trying to pee, but nothing is coming out, I strongly recommend you seek emergency care for him ASAP

Doc Sara :

Other common signs of urinary obstruction are depression, vomiting, and excess licking of the penis

JACUSTOMER-rrvs1cfs- :

he is doing that..... i don't thing there are any vets open now

Doc Sara :

Another common symptom is tenseness or tenderness or discomfort when you touch his belly or try to pick him up by his belly

JACUSTOMER-rrvs1cfs- :

is there anything i could do now?

Doc Sara :

Check your phone book or internet veterinary listings for a veterinarian that is open for emergencies

Doc Sara :

Call your local veterinarian and listen to the message on their answering machine - it should give you a phone number of a local emergency vet

Doc Sara :

This could very well be a life-threatening situation for Tiki

JACUSTOMER-rrvs1cfs- :

ok...thanks doc....

Doc Sara :

If he has a urinary obstruction, there is nothing you can do at home except keep him in a quiet area undisturbed and hope that it works itself out - but I would not recommend this - I'm very worried based on what you've described

JACUSTOMER-rrvs1cfs- :

i'll get working on it

Doc Sara :

Good luck - I hope Tiki does well

JACUSTOMER-rrvs1cfs- :

thanks doc

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