Question by f_k_alkhalili: How do I solve the constipation problem with my cats?
I have a 13 years old Siamese mail cat, a 3 years old Persian female cat, a one year old Persian male cat, and a 5 months old local street male cat. All are fixed except for the Persian female.
The first two have constipation problem almost all the time. Here are the facts:
– I give them soft food early in the morning and two more times through the day. They don’t always like the soft food, but I discontinue what they dislike and stick to what they like because I feel good when they like their food.
– They feed on dry stuff the rest of the day, which is always displayed and they all like it.
– I change their waters once every day.
– They also go out in the garden and I see all of them sometimes eating some green grass around there.
– I notice that the first two, who are always constipated, eat less than the other two in general whether its soft food or dry food. They never finish their soft food, no matter how small the quantity is, and they don’t come to eat dry as often as the other two. I can’t keep the soft food displayed like dry food because I live in a hot country, and the street cat would clean everything up as soon as they leave anyway. So, there is no chance for them to go back and find soft food, because I would have removed it, or the street cat would have finished it on their behalf.
What can I do for them?
Please help!! Can anybody give me some suggestions?
Ken S, I will try Miralax. I know what you mean, and I am aware of the fact that cats need food of good value, but my cats, especially those with the constipation problem are very fussy, and choosy. They don’t like the fresh meat, or chicken, that I cook for them. Friskies and Whiskas are the canned wet food brands that I give them, but they eat very little, no matter how much they like it. I always consult with the Vet about their food. In fact all the high value dry food that I give them is purchased from the Vet place. The bad news is that I continue buying what they accept to eat rather than what is best for their health.
I am really worried about the 13 years old, because his brother died few months ago with failed kidneys. I had only the two of them then. After his brother died he was very depressed, got sick, and stopped eating, but I treated him myself and after he recovered, I introduced these new friends, after which he became more active with a better appetite, but constip
Answer by Adira
It seems to be a problem with the intestines. I would say it’s because of age due to the 13 year old but its is also your 3 year old…let me ask are they related in any way it could be a genetic issue with the intestines if they are not related then they just share a similar problem. my only solution is to take them to the vet. This is your best option.
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