My Cat is Constipated!
Constipation in cats is absent, infrequent, or difficult defecation. Most healthy cats have one or two stools a day depending on the cat and the diet. Cats suffering from constipation may not defecate for 3 days or more which leads to the feces retention in the colon where they can become dry and hard and require forceful straining to pass.
A cat that is constipated may suffer from other serious health problems, like leaky gut, if the condition is recurring or persists for long.
Causes of Constipation
- 1. Commonly used medications
- 2. Over-grooming which leads to extra cat hair in the digestive tract
- 3. Obstruction, including string or bones
- 4. Diets that are low in fiber
- 5. Enlarged prostate gland, in male cats
- 6. Cat obesity
Signs of Constipation
To recognize cat constipation, look for your cat straining to defecate, or infrequent defecation. You may also notice dry or hard stools.
How to Help
- 1. Provide Water
- 2. Increase opportunities to eliminate
Make sure your cat has open access to their litter box. Holding stools perpetuates a constipated cat.
- 3. Supplement
Provide digestive support with probiotics. Probiotics naturally soften the stools by drawing water into the colon.
It is distressing to find that your cat is constipated, however, this is an easily treated problem. If you find that your cat has chronic constipation, be sure to consult with your vet to be sure there is not a serious blockage in your cat's colon.
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