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Customer: hi my name is ***** *****. I just got a text from a friend. she had her cat to vet because he hasn't pooped for about a week. they did not do an xray. they did a suppository last Friday and an enema on Monday and then wed. to yesterday laxative therapy with a tube in the nose
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Customer: cat is drinking. vet is saying if he doesn't poop by Monday will have to put him down. he will not eat
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.
Hi, I can help you with your question today.
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.
I'm shocked that another vet would suggest euthanizing a cat because it was constipated.
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.
I highly recommend seeking a second opinion locally. I would start with a physical and x-ray of his abdomen. It is not uncommon to require multiple enemas in a day.
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.
If the enemas are not sufficient to allow passing of stool within the first day or two, I would anesthetize him.
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.
Then, under anesthesia, we perform what is called de-obstipation, or manual removal of the stool from his colon. After that, we can manage his condition with a diet change (Royal Canin Fiber Response food) and medications like lactulose, Miralax and cisapride.
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?