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Hello! I am Dr Welsh and I am happy to help with your questions today. I am sorry that your kitty isn't feeling well. Let's see if we can get to the bottom of this. I have just a few additional questions for you so that I can make the best recommendation.
is he still urinating?
does he try to poop in the box or just hasn't went?
otherwise acting normal?
have you tried anything yet?
what type of diet is he on?
ok thank you for that additional information. I am very concerned that he has gone this long without pooping. there is a good chance that he is constipated, and needs to be relieved asap. They can have complications from being constipated, so we need to address this asap. the first problem is hydration. if they are being in hydration or aren't taking enough in, this can cause them to be backed up. dry food is very devoid of moisture, so i would in the short term keep him on wet food and even add or blend in some wet food to the diet as well. in addition, fountains to help encourage to drink. you can also in short term add some low salt beef or chicken broth to the water to encourage him to drink more. we need to get some laxative into him as well to see if we can get things moving along. i would go get miralax powder now and give him 1/8-1/4 tsp every 12 hours until we get a stool movement. if you dont' get anything by tomorrow, then I would get him into the vet to be evaluated and potentially get an enema to get things moving through.
you are very welcome. is there anything else I can answer for you today?
if there isn't anything else then I wish you two the best!
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