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7-year old neutered male. On Lactulose and Purelax for

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7-year old neutered male. On Lactulose and Purelax for chronic constipation/megacolon. He periodically has had enemas. He hasn't had a significant bowel movement in 6-7 days. We gave him Pet-ema last night, but with no success. Are there other home remedies we can try before taking back to the vet for another enema?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name?
Customer: Loki
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Loki?
Customer: No
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 11 months ago.


I am sorry Loki has this trouble.

You can give him one to two ounces of warm, whole milk. It is a natural laxative that should produce a bowel movement within two hours.

More options:

A half tsp of olive, fish or mineral oil. If you put some on her foot he 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.

If he gets dehydrated give him tuna water drained from the can.

Please let me know how he is doing .

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