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My cat is constipated from prednisilone

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My cat is constipated from prednisilone
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She is really impacted
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Candy R. replied 1 year ago.

Hello. I am sorry to hear that your girl is having some trouble with constipation.

There are a few things you can do to help relieve the constipation.

1. Laxatone this is a product often used as a hairball remedy but works great as a laxative as well. You can apply a small amount of Laxatone on her paw for her to lick off 1-2 times daily until her stool is back to normal.

2. Mineral oil can be added to some canned food. 1/2 teaspoon daily

3. Milk can get some cats going 1 tablespoon twice daily however if she is on the Pred for intestinal problems then I would not recommend this.

4. Human Colace ( stool softener) can be used. Puncture the capsule and apply 1/2 to some canned food once daily.

5. As a last resort you can use an infant suppository but make sure it is glycerin only no other active ingredients.

If none of these at home remedies work then I would have your vet take a look at her. In severe cases manual removal of impacted stool and several enemas may be needed.

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