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Kitty Constipation!

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 Pizzatheaction (original poster member #71506) posted at 1:21 PM on Friday, July 15th, 2022

Well the SI community always come up with good advice - so here goes!

My poor fur baby is in hospital having to have an enema under anaesthetic due to impacted poo. She has struggled with constipation off and on since she was run over by a car ten years ago, which broke her leg, shunted her pelvis. I feel really bad we didn't realise this time it was so much worse. It's also costing £1,300 - yikes!

Once she is home, we need some way of preventing it happening again. She has had lactose in the past - but didn't seem to work too well - although our vet at the time didn't suggest using it on a daily small maintenance dose - which this one has.

Anyone else any experience of the pastes you can use such as katalax? Or any other suggestions for something I can use on a daily/weekly maintenance basis?

Thanks in advance!

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BearlyBreathing ( member #55075) posted at 8:06 PM on Friday, July 15th, 2022

Is Kitty on a high fiber diet? My long hair has issues from all the grooming and the (expensive) high fiber diet works. I keep one of the laxtone gels around just in case- if they miss a day In the litter box then I watch carefully to see if I want to give him some.

There are many foods that will work , but the one I get is the royal canin high fiber.

Hope he feels better soon! >^..^<

Me: BS 55 (49 on d-day)Him: WH. 64. D-Day 8/15/2016 LTA. Kinda liking my new life :-)

**horrible typist, lots of edits to correct. :-/ **

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 Pizzatheaction (original poster member #71506) posted at 6:20 AM on Saturday, July 16th, 2022

Thanks B&B - it's good to know I can use the paste if I think she is struggling! She has been on the Royal Canin before, but it didn't work for her.

We found out why when the vet rang yesterday - the vet rang to say it had gone well, but there was damage to her bowel from the accident, leading to a section of bowel that is narrowed and kinked. She also has severe bony overgrowth at the base of her spine.

Very relieved it is sorted, vet has prescribed a new drug solensia, once a month, to help with spine inflammation and pain (£85 a month!). He shaved a lot of the matts too.

Thanks for your time and good wishes B&B and hello to your Kitty!

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