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Terri is not on, but I am a Vet Tech and would be happy to assist you, if that is okay with you. Joan
I am not Terri, but will certainly try to give you a good answer. Since I am a Veterinary technician I want to recommend having senior blood panel to rule out any underlying condition like renal failure or IBD (irritable bowel disease). The first thing I would like you to try with your Kitty will be adding some Metamucil to the diet. It is a natural fiber that can be put right on top of the food. It is flavorless and will not have to be disguised to hide the flavor. You can put a teaspoon full on the food when you feed once a day. http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/psyllium-metamucil-etc/page1.aspx You can also add some Canned Pumpkin (not pie filling) to the diet as it is also a High fiber food which is natural, so it is easy on the stomach. If these do not work, there is always a small dose of Mineral oil, but you need to be cautious, since oils can be aspirated into the lungs and cause pneumonia. The dose for mineral oil for an older cat would be 1/2 cc per 10 pounds of body weight. You will want to be sure your kitty gets plenty of fluids as this helps with constipation. You can add the mineral oil right into the food as it is tasteless. I hope this answer is to your satisfaction as I have tried to cover all ways to help with the constipation. Joan
I am so glad you sought help in that serious situation. I would be happy to accept whatever you offer and hope you feel my suggestions and assistance was equaled to what you had gotten from Terri. Please write to [email protected] and they can change the amount for you. I am just happy to have been of help. Do not rule out using the Canned Pumpkin. I imagine the Vet gave you Lactulose or Laxatone for the Kitty. Best wishes for continued improvement! Joan