my 15 yr old female cat is straining with BMs, she has had a similar problem in the past. I use "Lactulose" 2ml 2 x day, x 3 days (per her vet). This started 7 days ago, althought she as been hungry and eating and drinking water, in the last 2 days she will only eat a tablespoon of food, try to have a BM and then retreat to her cat house.
Pet's Gender: Female
Pet's Age: >12
Type of Animal: Cat
Name of Animal: Minoux
Lactulose 2ml twice daily x 3 days.
New water fountain, she likes drinking water from.
New litter box (bigger)she thinks this is really cool, visits reguarly, urinates but has only had one BM in the last 3 days.
Hello,I am sorry to hear Minoux is having some trouble. I would love to help I just have a few questions so I can better assist you. Please understand I try to ask all relevant questions at one time, however your reply may prompt a few more. Since I am unable to see your pet I must rely on information.When she did pass stool was it hard?Has your vet done x rays to be sure she is not impacted or there is not something preventing her from passing stool?Is she eating canned food?Has blood work been done?
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I apologize your replies did not come through to me. I am here.Since it seems there are some problems with your reply going through I will provide my answer and then please if you have any additional questions reply back hopefully it will go though and I will be glad to continue helping.In a senior cat it is important to be sure there is no impaction or causes such as a abdominal growth causing her not to be able to go , so if this continues X ray would be recommended.If blood work has not been done this too would be advised as things such as Hypothyroidism and Kidney disease both of which are very common in senior cats can cause constipation.A few other things you can try to help get her to go are *1 teaspoon of mineral oil can be added to canned food. * 1-2 tablespoon of canned pumpkin.* Metamucil- 1 teaspoon in canned food twice daily*Miralax can be used as well. This should be given at a dose of 1/4 of a teaspoon( again with canned food) once daily. This is also safe to use daily (1/8 of a teaspoon) to prevent constipation.* Milk of Magnesia. 1/4 of a teaspoon twice daily* Colace 1/2 of a 50mg tablet.* Milk. I do not often recommend this as to much can lead to irritation in the pancreas however most cats are lactose intolerant and 1 tablespoon twice daily may get them to go.Again I am sorry your responses did not come through there must be a problem with the site. If you have any questions please let me know.We are testing a new rating system is you have any problem with it please let me know. If you need additional information or clarification an anything please hit the Reply button and I will be happy to continue helping. If your questions have been answered please rate my answer to end our conversation. If you rate a 1 or 2 I will not be compensated for my time. If your intention is to press "I expected more" or " Helped A little" please STOP and reply back to me so I can try to assist you further.Candy
Practicing Veterinary Technician for 26 years.Former Veterinary Practice Owner, Technician Trainer
Hi,I'm just following up on our conversation about Minoux. How is everything going?CandyR