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Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert
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Experience:  Expert in feline health and behavior. 20 years experience with cats.
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We moved litter box few days now wont use it, its back where

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Customer: we moved litter box for a few days now wont use it, its back where it was, sometimes see "poop" around main floor, don't know if going somewhere else -seems to pee in second box, (have 2) eats well, looks fatter, don't know if constipatied, how do we tell. and what can we do, Is tiny bit olive oil okay to give, this has been going on for a month
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. I have three cats myself, so I know how you must feel right now. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the cat?
Customer: she used to go all the time, ever day. she is 13
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know?
Customer: not that I can think of, she eats wet food
JA: OK. Got it. Do you think this is urgent?
Customer: I don't know, How can I tell by her stomach if she is constipated, is it okay to g
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.


I am sorry you are worried. Older kitties become constipated easily, especially if they eat mostly dry food.

The best thing to give her is one to two ounces of whole milk. It is a natural laxative that should bring on a BM within two hours.

You can try any ONE of these (not all at the same time).

A half tsp of olive, fish or mineral oil. If you put some on her foot she may lick it off.

A tsp of canned pumpkin (not pie filling).

milk of magnesia or metimucil DOSAGE HERE:

An infant glycerin (only) suppository

Feed canned food with some warm water added. Massage her tummy to move things around.

Please let me know how she is doing.

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