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Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinarian.
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Experience:  BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }
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He's 20 and hasn't pooped in a few days. Husband gives

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He's 20 and hasn't pooped in a few days. Husband gives fluids twice a week per doctors orders put has ramped It up to daily hoping to help.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about He 's?
Customer: His kidneys are not working real well so doc advised fluids. Husband got out of habit for a week or two when we noticed he had stopped pooping.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 3 months ago.

Hello and welcome,

This is just a quick note to let you know that I have picked up your question and am working on it now.

My name is***** and I am a small animal vet with many years experience in treating cats and dogs and smaller pets, rest assured I will do my best to answer your question to your satisfaction today. You can expect to receive a written reply sometime within the next ten minutes or so.

Regards,

Dr Scott

Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 3 months ago.

Hello again

Sorry to hear your cat has this problem, however I have worked out a reply for you below.

1. If he hasn't pooped in a few days but is otherwise acting normally then you may want to try oral remedies such mineral oil { Liquid Paraffin } which is an over the counter product available from your chemist or pharmacy to relieve your cat's constipation, this type of product is very gentle and safe. The dose rate for an older cat would be in the region of 1/2 { One half } of a ml twice a day orally. A small syringe you can also pick up at the pharmacy would be a good aid in administering this product.

{ Until you can pick up the mineral oil you can safely substitute olive oil or vegetable cooking oil }

2. But be aware that there would be two kinds of constipation in the cat, the first would be a simple or primary constipation which happens now and again and is not related to any disease process and may be related to feeding, this form will often quickly respond to the above common sense sort of treatment.

3. But older cats can sometimes appear to be constipated on a secondary basis for other reasons such as bowel obstruction or other serious diseases, this of course is rare and you would usually see other signs related to this situation. But for this reason if the problem persists or other symptoms appear you should consider having a vet check your cat over sooner rather than later.

4. Also I should be available online for you the next four or five hours today so please do not hesitate to get straight back to me if your cat's condition changes in any way or you would like to talk things over with me further.

Regards,

Dr Scott
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Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 3 months ago.

Hello again,

I am just checking back in to see how your cat is getting on after our recent dialogue concerning his constipation ...

Please get back to me and let me know how things are going.

Regards,

Dr Scott

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