Re: What do I do about a constipated kitty? | Slippery Elm Bark??
- 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
MJ & Rupert & Bimmer
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> Hey all,
> My Alec is doing really well with keeping fluids from backing up
> his lungs but I am afraid it (lasix)is causing him to beconstipated.
> When he finally relieves himself, he gets very weak and lays downand
> pants for a few moments. I read in a cat book that bulk fiber,like
> Metamucil, will help without hurting him. Any thoughts? I havebought
> some Benefiber that is sugar-free, no-taste, grit free that I canput
> in some water for him. I just don't want to do something wrong andthem.
> make him more stressed so that he has another episode, as I call
> Leah and Alec