July 20th 2011 9:09 am
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Mommy noticed yesterday I was not myself...a bit testy and I seemed uncomfortable. The evening before Daddy found poop on the floor. He asked who's poop it was, but of course, I wasn't about to lay a claim to it.
Well, yesterday morning mommy saw me lift my leg and I looked like I would groom, but didn't! And then she saw why! I was crusted with poop! It looked old and dry and it looked to her like I had been constipated!
Well, mommy went in and changed into her 'Bella bathing' shirt, and put on some plastic gloves, then ran the water in the bath and took me in.
Now I don't like baths, exactly, but I will tolerate them if they make me feel better, and though I didn't like it, it did feel better after.
Mommy then took me out and dried me off, (she only did my backside and tail and paws.) She then put me down on a towel on the couch and brushed me.
Mommy said when I go for my B12 shot on Friday, she's going to ask them to do a 'quick cut around her back end!'
I got my fluids last night, and I am eating Natural Balance and seem to like it, except for this little 'problem'. I guess,s igh, I'll be getting a little fiber now, too. Darn.
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my stars girl, I've been known to be sashaying around the house with some waste material stuck to my backside so dont feel bad....there's times when a gal just cant get a thorough cleaning because of all the fur surrounding our posteriors; please dont feel embarassed it happens to the best of us; constipation, stuck stool.....
do you like to drink water?
if not purrhaps your mom might think about giving you some pureed canned pumpkin...not a lot 1- 2 teaspoons for kitty's 15 pounds and under because it might affect the colon, and not the pumpkin pie mix stuff, just pureed or fresh pumpkin your mom can puree
if it helps tell your mom if the stool becomes somewhat runny, she can cut back some on the pumpkin your getting....
hugs from dai$y
My silly daddy got squash or something baby food. Would that do? Mommy may get the pumpkin and try that. I do drink alot of water, and get fluids under my skin. It's supposed to help. Mommy is going to let Big Vet know.
You know, they changed my food to a higher protein one, and mommy fears this might be a side effect of it. I did get some salmon last night as a treat...but wasn't too hungry for it. I had already had a full can of food.
no, sorry girl it has to be fresh pumpkin then pureed; or canned purreed pumpkin...the water content and fiber in the pumpkin is what helps with the constipation...
I truly dont know about the higher protein diet being a possible cause; you may have a hairball that needs to pass somehow...
when cousin dude used to get constipated he was made to get up and walk the house a bit; chasing after a string toy.....??
hope you feel better before friday :(
Hope you is feeling better soon. I'm glad I'm a short-haired kitty so I don't get those cling-ons.