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My cat hasn't pooped in two days, Kylie. I gave her some

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My cat hasn't pooped in two days
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name?
Customer: Kylie. I gave her some milk and she had tuna and water. She wouldn't touch her dry food-she is still peeing and playful
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Kylie?
Customer: She is 16 but very active and playful
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

When was the last time that Kylie had bloodwork performed with your vet? Was any abnormality found? Do you have a copy of the bloodwork to share?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
She's an indoor cat so she hasn't seen the vet in years. She pooped two days ago after I gave her coconut oil and it worked and the stool was kinda large for her. She didn't touch her solid food, but she's eaten wet food and tuna with water, and some milk. She's active and playing and peeing
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

Thank you for the additional info. Even an inside cat at her age needs annual bloodwork. It's very uncommon for us to see senior animals reach those years without some type of organ dysfunction. The concern you've shared makes me concerned that she may have some underlying concern with her kidneys. Constipation is one medical concern that can be readily connected and treatment of this concern may keep her bowels more regular. More info here: http://www.vetstreet.com/care/constipation-in-cats If you wish to try treatment at home, I would purchase a hairball remedy from your local pet store such as laxatone. This can be given daily to make bowel movements easier. You can continue to use a small amount of milk daily, as well, as this can work as a laxative. Your vet may wish to discuss the usage of an enema to help clear her bowels of any stool that has not been produced. Over time, if this stool is not produced regularly, it can cause a cat to feel unwell, vomiting to begin, avoidance of food/water, etc. If you see these signs, she absolutely needs to be examined and treated promptly.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I have the hairball remedy as well. I looked into the cat enema online. If she is still playful and eating wet food/drinking, what length of time should cause concern-like one more day and then the enema?
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

I would be concerned now if she has not defecated in 2 days. I would exercise caution with using enemas at home due to the potential of causing injury. She needs to be producing bowel movements daily. I would try the hairball remedy and milk before going the route of an enema at home.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

Checking in. How is Kylie doing today?