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Constipation in Cats

It's always a good idea to keep an eye on the litter box. Once you get a sense of how often your cat uses the litter box, you'll be able to notice if any changes occur. If you see your cat straining or crying out when trying to pass stools, he or she may be constipated. Several causes of constipation in cats include low fiber in diet, the use of certain medications, stress, obesity, pelvic injury, spinal injury, and certain metabolic, endocrine or neurologic diseases.

Symptoms of Constipation

Constipated cats experience some of the following symptoms: difficulty defecating, irregular defecation, straining to only pass small feces, hard and/or dry feces, vomiting, depression, lack of appetite, bloody stools, or cleans his or her bottom frequently. Do not become alarmed if your cat passes hard stools on a regular basis. As cats tend to have a diet low in fiber, their stools are harder.

Possible Options for Cat Constipation

To seek the cat constipation proper cat constipation remedy, take your cat to the vet. If your cats constipation is caused by a lack of fiber, add fiber to your cats diet or switch to a specially formulated cat food for constipation.

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Disclaimer: 1st Pet Naturals is an education resource, and all information herein is strictly for educational purposes. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure disease, nor is it meant to replace the (prescribed) treatment or recommendations of your veterinarian or healthcare provider. Always inform your veterinarian or healthcare provider of any products that your pet is taking, including herbal remedies and supplements.