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Re: What do I do about a constipated kitty?

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  • turkishangoraathumanesociety
    Leah, My Lillie had a consipation issue that really went too far (we almost lost her), so now her specialist writes me an Rx for Lactulose and we get it filled
    Message 1 of 4 , Nov 1, 2005
      Leah, My Lillie had a consipation issue that really went too far (we
      almost lost her), so now her specialist writes me an Rx for Lactulose
      and we get it filled at any pharmacy. It is NON-systemic, so it is VERY
      SAFE...and probably a good idea for heart kitties because many of these
      meds cause constipation. Lillie's a big water drinker too, but it
      still happens. It's a cheap liquid that I give her with an oral
      syringe 1 ml 2 times a day (with her other meds)...you can play around
      with the amount to see what works the best for your cat. The lactulose
      has been wonderful...you don't want to have to put a heart kitty under
      anesthesia like we had to do, because nothing else would work. Good
      luck. :)
    • mjj_007
      Hi Leah, I am a new member here (just bumped over from the CRF group, although my little Rupert has had HCM for three years!). One of the things that works
      Message 2 of 4 , Nov 1, 2005
        Hi Leah,

        I am a new member here (just bumped over from the CRF group,
        although my little Rupert has had HCM for three years!). One of the
        things that works well for him (and for his brother Bimmer) is
        Slippery Elm Bark. I put 1/8 - 1/4 tsp of the bulk powder form in 2
        Tablespoons of meat babyfood. It is wonderful for motility:
        constipation, acid tummy (calms the vomiting) and as an added bonus
        of helping the little guys' coats look & feel wonderful (the ilatter
        is not a priority when we're treating such serious conditions, but
        it is certainly a nice side effect.

        I get Rupert's SEB in bulk at Whole Foods and if there are none
        close to you, you can order online. Let me know and I can send you
        a few links as options.

        Best regards and good wishes to little Alec - hope his constipation
        improves soon!

        MJ & Rupert & Bimmer
        >^..^<

        --- In feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, "leahandhercats"
        <leahandhercats@y...> wrote:
        >
        > 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
        >
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