First, make sure he's drinking enough water. If you feed him dry food,
that's probably a big part of the problem. Cats get a large percentage of
their water from canned food. If he's eating canned, try mixing in a bit of
I buy psyllium husks in bulk from the health food store and add a tiny pinch
into her canned food. You can also get it online
It's just fiber without anything else and can help get his system moving.
You might also syringe some oil into him to help things slide through better
too. I've seen the vet do that for other animals. Just give him part of a
ml of omega oil or something like that a couple times during the day. If
you don't have omega oil, be careful of what you give him. I wouldn't use
corn oil since so many animals are allergic to corn.
----- Original Message -----
From: "leahandhercats" <leahandhercats@...>
Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 10:39 AM
Subject: [FH] What do I do about a constipated kitty?
> Hey all,
> My Alec is doing really well with keeping fluids from backing up in
> his lungs but I am afraid it (lasix)is causing him to be constipated.
> When he finally relieves himself, he gets very weak and lays down and
> pants for a few moments. I read in a cat book that bulk fiber, like
> Metamucil, will help without hurting him. Any thoughts? I have bought
> some Benefiber that is sugar-free, no-taste, grit free that I can put
> in some water for him. I just don't want to do something wrong and
> make him more stressed so that he has another episode, as I call them.
> Leah and Alec