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My cat seems to have trouble passing stool, which are very…

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My cat seems to...

My cat seems to have trouble passing stool, which are very hard and dry nugget-like.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the cat's name and age?

Laverne - 14yrs

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is Laverne?

14

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Cat Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Cat Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I'm so sorry to hear that Laverne is having trouble.

In an older cat, dry hard stools and constipation are usually a sign of an underlying condition where her body is trying to conserve water. For many cats, this can be due to kidney disease or diabetes.

I recommend having Laverne seen by her veterinarian for routine blood and urine testing to check the health of her kidneys and other internal organs. Treatment will be based on exam and test results. If cost is a concern I would look into your local ASPCA or Shelter where they often offer veterinary services at a lower cost.

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

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