|Purred: Wed Nov 27, '13 8:54am PST |
|Did the vet prescribe any treatment for the constipation? There are medicines that can help the poop move along in the colon. Unflavored Miralax, the same one sold in the pharmacy for Humans, can be used. It helps poop move along in the colon. The dose for cats is 1/4 teaspoon to 1/2 teaspoon once a day. Mix the powder in water first to dissolve it and then mix it into canned food (not dry food). Canned pumpkin, NOT pumpkin pie filling, can also be used to provide fiber. I've never heard of obesity causing poop to move slowly through the colon
A better diet will help your cats overall health Purina One is full of grains and poor quality filler ingredients It's no different from Human junk foods: greasy hamburger, potato chips, etc.
Water is needed to maintain proper bodily functions, including lubricating the poop so that it passes through the digestive tract and colon more easily.
A good place to start reading on proper diet is Catinfo.org A canned food only diet or raw food diet is best. But if you have to feed some dry, at least make it a grain-free high quality dry food and limit it to no more than 50% of the diet and add extra water to the canned food. Never add water to dry food because bacteria will grow and may case an upset tummy. Wellness, Nature's Variety Instinct, and Blue Buffalo are some good brands of dry food.
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