Month: May 2019

 

How to Help a Constipated Cat

constipated petIt can be a pain to see your feline friend struggling to pass stool. It is even more heartbreaking when there is blood in your cat’s rock-hard stool. The real cause for alarm is when your cat is not defecating for two days straight. If cat constipation is not solved right away, it can lead to a build-up of hard stools in the colon.

What causes cat constipation?

Dehydration is the most common cause of difficulty in elimination. Other problems include a mainly dry food diet, lack of fiber intake, joint problems, pain in the pelvis, a lack of exercise, senior cat problems, and weight issues. Ingestion of copious amounts of cat fur and hazardous material like rubber band, string, and bones can also block the intestine and colon.

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