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Hi guys, hopefully you can help...<br><br>
My cat is nearly 10 years old and is suffering from constipation. (He's not vegan yet). My vet suggested olive or flax oil mixed in his food. I tried mixing some with his dry food with no luck (he won't touch it), then I tried mixing with his soft food, with no luck (again, won't touch it). Then I tried mixing water in with his dry food. (Would eat a few bits and leave the rest.) The other things my vet suggested were tuna oil and pumpkin baby food. I haven't tried those yet. Does anyone else have any natural (and maybe vegan?) ideas for constipation? He's a very picky eater I guess. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"><br><br><br><br>
Thanks in advance for all your ideas...<br><br>
-Sally
 

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I once had a cat who was very constipated and in pain (he'd had kidney disease for a long time, and was nearing the end of his life). After clearing it with my vet, I went to the drugstore and bought a saline enema, which worked. I could tell immediately that he felt better. Check with your vet, and if you do use an enema, be sure to just barely insert the applicator so as not to hurt him. Good luck!
 

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Dose him with half a teaspoon of codliver oil. My cats would lick a small amount from a saucer. Or maybe olive oil. Rather than ruin his meal with something that he doesn't like the taste of, give it as medicine.<br><br>
I'd rather have it in my mouth than the other end.
 

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you can buy something called tonic-lax or similar name, it's a laxative/digestive aide you can get from the vet, comes in a tube and looks just like the hairball remedy goo from a tube. sqish some onto your finger, smear it on the top of kitty's paw and he/she will lick it off.<br><br><br><br>
when our old kitty's kidney's started to go and she was dehydrated, the vet had me take a tube of this home for her, cost about 7 bucks, and it's full of vitamins and things so it's good for them in more ways than one. we used it in hopes that what made her sick was an ingested hairball that was maybe causing a blockage, it ended up being the kidneys but it was worth trying.<br><br>
i think the stuff basically lubricates from the inside so things can pass more smoothly
 
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