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Trying to poop but nothing is coming out. now hiding. Is

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Trying to poop but nothing is coming out. now hiding. Is 13-14 years old and does have early stage kidney disease
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the cat's name?
Customer: chatter
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about chatter?
Customer: not that i think of right now
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.

1) What food is Chatter eating at this time?
2) Has your veterinarian had you start any medication or SQ fluids at this time?
3) Are you seeing any vomiting?
4) Is Chatter still urinating normally and willing to eat?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
She eating and drinking just not as much
She is on renal support hydrolysis protein food for kidney disease
She is on no fluids
Is not vomiting
And take two shots a week of adequan
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.

Is this a dry food or a moist food that she's eating?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.

It sounds like you've reached a point where Chatter needs to be started on a moist food and probably need to discuss giving SQ fluids at home with your vet. One problem that CRF cats battle is chronic dehydration. When they become dehydrated, their stools can become incredibly dry and difficult to move. She may need to have an enema performed to help her pass this stool. If she has been eating and drinking less, this could also be part of the reason that she is not able to pass the stool, linked back directly to reduction of intake in fluids. For cats with any variety of kidney compromise, not taking in fluid can very quickly send them into a downward spiral because toxins will build up in the body and not be effectively flushed from the system. If she does need to go in for an enema, having them recheck her blood work would be wise, simply to determine where her values are at this time.

For the time being, you can give 1 tsp of vegetable oil per 10# ***** body weight or 2 tbsp of milk per 10#. Within a few hours, you should see a bowel movement. If this does not permit her to pass the stool this evening or she worsens overnight, you will need to have her examined by your vet no later than tomorrow.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.

Checking in, JACustomer. How is your companion?

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