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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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She appears constipated and in pain. She squats and nothing

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She appears constipated and in pain. She squats and nothing happens and she is struggling for movement. Its late and vets offices are closed.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Missy and she is 8 1/2 years old. She is a spayed female.
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Missy?
Customer: She is very particular about what she eats. She will like the classic broths by Purina Fancy Feast (mackerel and veg...only and she only like the broth) Otherwise she loves Temptations treats and will occasionally eat dried cat food.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Candy R. replied 1 year ago.

Hello. I am sorry to hear your girl is having some trouble. My name is ***** ***** I would be happy to help.

When did she last pass stool?

If she is a long haired kitty can you check and make sure there is no hair matted around her bottom?

Are you sure she is straining you pass stool. I ask because often when a cat has a urinary tract infection they will go in and out of the box, be painful and many times this is mistaken for constipation.

Any history of constipation?