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Long haired cat about 8 years old SEVERELY CONSTIPATED 3RD

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long haired cat about 8 years old SEVERELY CONSTIPATED 3RD WEEK
week 2 vet prescribed 1ml lactose daily next day 2 logs by end of week no more stool water intake was up.
week 3 vet upped lactose to 5ml daily 2small stools about end of thumb size day 1 day 2-3 nothing more.
Cat pretty listless still eating a little drinking still increased
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Terri replied 2 years ago.
Hello,
I am so sorry Buster is constipated.
Did this ever happen before?
Is there any chance he swallowed non food like string, ribbon, etc?
What foods does he eat?
Is he able to urinate fine?
Indoor kitty?
Thanks,
Terri
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
is there any chance he swallowed non food like string, ribbon, etc? higher probability of hair ball
What foods does he eat? Whiskas exclusively 8 years or so
Is he able to urinate fine? read original statement (water intake was up) by a factor of 2-3 times normal
Indoor kitty? exclusively
Are you a currently certified veterinarian? No offense intended but I am looking for a professional veterinarians advice
Regards
William
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 years ago.
Hello William,
Terry asked me to take your question. She is very knowledgeable about cats and I take her advice myself! I am a licensed veterinarian, and will do my best to help.
How is Buster doing now? Do you still need help with him?
Rebecca