Re: [FH] Getting a cat to do a BM ....
I always found that slippery elm bark powder helped keep the stool at a good
consistency. It's something you can add to their food or mix with warm
water (to dissolve) and give with an oral syringe.
My Pepper had some muscle wasting but I found that giving her salmon oil
helped tremendously with that. I would also think that the oil would help
to lubricate the bowels to help pass the stool. I gave about 0.25ml twice
There is some controversy about whether the omega oils in salmon oil are
helpful but my personal experience is that it was a big help.
Sue & Angel Pepper
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Schumacher" <stevecrow4444@...>
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2007 6:25 AM
Subject: [FH] Getting a cat to do a BM ....
> Good Morning - As many of you know Deuce has a number of issue's going on
and now another one has popped up. Due to his health problems his mucle
weakness is becoming more evident and it is becoming harder for him to pass
firm feces.He had enema's during his hospital stay three weeks ago and last
Thursday to ease the way but as this looks like it will be an on going
problem I am interested if other list members have had similar situations
and how thay were able to work with it so that their cat could do BM's w/o
any difficulty. Already have him on mega doses of lactulose.
> Any supplements/foods or meds to help with the muscle wasting/weakness
as well as any to help him do the BM's easier are appreciaited.