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Jinks is ill :(:(:(

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by suzy93074, Jun 11, 2010.


  1. suzy93074

    suzy93074 PetForums VIP

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    Came home tonight and jinks is not good - he is shaking/convulsing - mainly his back legs have checked his claws but they all there - and very lethargic :(:( just going to vets now hope its not serious:crying::crying::crying:
     
  2. HollyM

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    Thinking of you. Hope the little mite is ok. Let us know how it goes.
     
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    Hope it's nothing serious and he will feel better soon.
    They are such a worry!!
     
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    :( hope he's ok x
     
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    will keep my fingers crossed its nothing serious x
     
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    Will keep my fingers crossed for both of you. Let us know how you get on with the vet.
     
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    Fingers crossed here too. How did the vet visit go?
     
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    hope he's ok x
     
  9. suzy93074

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    Thanks for the support guys xxx- well it seems he is very very constipated and has lots of backed up poo:eek::eek: - took blood tests to rule out toxin poisoning which thankfully were negative and did an all over healthcheck in case been hit by car or bitten and that is what seems to be the only problem - vet said he could be shaking cos is in pain and uncomfortable - I thought it was something really bad like he had been hit by a car :( I feel a bit silly now lol :eek: got some laxitives in liquid form to give him now until morning - then back to vet - if not unblocked they will have to do manually:eek6: - just so glad my baby is ok :):)
     
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    Oh thats good news! Glad its nothing serious hun! Just needs to have a poo session! :D
     
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    Phew - I agree it sounded more serious than constipation. But hey, being that severely constipated must be darn painful. Poor little mite.

    When you are at the vet tomorrow, ask about using psyllium husks, soaked and added to his food to prevent constipation for the minute and in the future. Great stuff this - works for runny tums and constipation.

    Fingers crossed all goes well tomorrow!

    Oh, any idea why he is that constipated? Have you changed his food recently? Is he drinking enough?
     
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    :D:D yep got the litter tray all freshly prepared for him:thumbup: hope they not too stinky!:eek6:;)



    Thanks :) never heard of that but I will deffo ask xx
     
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    Soooooooooo glad too hear it's not too serious. Hope you have a stink free night.....well somewhat at least!!!
     
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    Thanks Holly :) me too! ;)
     
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    Sorry to read about poor Jinks and his constipation. It seems this can be a real problem for a lot of cats, especially older animals or those with health issues such as diabetes ( speaking as the owner of 4 old cats and one with diabetes! )
    Hobbs has suggested psyllium which can help. I have found that slippery elm is a really good all round product for digestive and bowel issues....mashing it into a small pat of unsalted butter adds even more lubrication as well as being a tasty treat for the cat. Adding a few drops of salmon oil into food through the week can also be a good preventative. You want to avoid the re-occurrence of ongoing constipation because it stretches the bowel wall so that it becomes less active over time ( mega colon ) Obviously you want to avoid repeated GA which the vet will have to use for a manual evacuation or enema.
     
  16. Dally Banjo

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    How is he today any movement yet ;) x
     
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    So glad he's ok suzy.How is he this morning?:D
     
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    Well no sight of poo yet! have just given him another dose of laxitive and ringing vet shortly looks like it might be manual labour time!!:eek6::arf:;) is all fine otherwise though - no shaking at all this morning which im relieved about - little monkey;) xx
     
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    Another update ;) let jinks out in garden where I could watch him and he bombed off to some bushes so think he did a poo :) - rang vet and they said cos he is bright and perky to just monitor and let laxitives work giving lots of wet food if he changes then to ring them back - so will see how he goes :)
     
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    No need to feel silly, he obviously wasn't right at the time.
     
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