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Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Purplecatlover, Apr 13, 2017.


  1. Purplecatlover

    Purplecatlover PetForums VIP

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    Hi guys so our kitten is having problems pooing.

    After being unable to go for 3 days we were given a liquid laxative (lactulose) to give 0.5mls? Every 12 hours. The first time we gave it an hour later he was sick so we took him back to the vets where she checked him over and he was fine so she gave him an enema as he still hadnt been and seemed in pain. Around 2 and a half hours later he had a poo. That was Tuesday. I took him to the vets yesterday and then We gave him 0.5mls yesterday evening & then again this morning and he's still not been - the vet said we can give it up to 3 times a day... the last time we gave it him was 8am, when shall we give him another dose? He's still not been and seems like his stomach is causing him pain :-( I don't want to overdo it and give it him too soon after the first. But obviously he needs to go.
    Any help would be appreciated
    Thanks :)
     
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    vivien PetForums VIP

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    I can't help you with this Hun but I have put a similar thread up for my Max. He has suffered constipation all his life. Max is 7 now. I just hope someone can help us both.

    Viv xx
     
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    Have the vets ruled out a suspected blockage?
    Is he still eating ok?
    Is he lethargic
    Could he have eaten something he shouldn't - wool, string, thread etc????
     
  4. Purplecatlover

    Purplecatlover PetForums VIP

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    @huckybuck He is lethargic, this has only started in the last week he was fine having a poo before :( - he was sleeping a lot before - with the suspected liver shunt I don't know what's going on :( do you think I should go back?? I don't want to look stupid I am always there, the laxative hasn't worked and he's had 2 doses she just said keep doing it untill he's been a few times :/

    I don't think he could of eaten anything but obviously you can never be sure really. I'm so scared as everything's going wrong and we're still waiting for the insurance to get back to us :/ how do they check for a blockage?
     
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    @huckybuck he only moves to eat, drink and then go back to sleep but we can't afford to let him be seen by the specialist until we know if he's covered as it's £800 so I don't know if it's to do with the suspected problem or something else... since last week/5/6 days a go he's been sleeping constantly and not playing ... we've been to the vets twice and she just said give him the laxative - we were meant to see the specialist the other day but with issues with the insurance we couldn't. It's just all come at once :(
     
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    @Ceiling Kitty do you have any advice please? I feel so lost as to what is the best course of action :(
     
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    Ceiling Kitty Hides away from much through humour...

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    How is his eating and drinking? We don't want to overdo lactulose if he's getting dehydrated because it will make him even more so.

    Cats so rarely show outward signs of abdominal pain, so when we do see them we should take notice. I think an X-ray and a really good feel of his abdomen, under sedation if necessary, for signs of an obstruction would be a sensible thing to consider TBH.

    Remind me - has he had any blood tests?

    Do not feel stupid for going back to the vet. That's what they are there for, and they can't change the plan if they don't know where he's up to. Please tell them your concerns.
     
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    Purplecatlover PetForums VIP

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    He's eating and drinking fine, he's drinking so much water actually.

    He hasn't had blood tests - he was going to have them done by the specialists but until we get the pre auth we can't go forward - she said blood tests don't always give a 100% answer for the liver shunt and he's tiny. She said they have an ultra sound and stuff so if insurance don't pay out and we can't afford the specialist they could have a look, I can ring and ask for the bloods done if you think it's the best thing to do? I'm so lost and scared :(

    He's three/four months old and 700g
     
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    Ceiling Kitty Hides away from much through humour...

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    I'd just want to rule out some other things with some basic tests, in case it isn't PSS at all and we're barking (meowing?) up the wrong tree.

    Try not to be scared. I know it's easier said than done. I think you will feel better if you're taking steps to rule some things in or out rather than just sitting and watching him and wondering and worrying yourself - at least I would.
     
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    I'm going to ring the vets and see what they say about doing bloods - do you think it's worth ringing petplan to see if they've made a decision? We're waiting for a call (either from the specialist or petplan - I'm not really sure which) it's been 2 days which I know it can take up to 5
     
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    Do you think it's worth me giving him any more laxative? It'll have been 6 hours at 2pm that he's had his last - going to be ringing the vets in a min
     
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    Ask the vets what they think xxx
     
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    So I went to the vets, they gave him another enema & he pood in his travel case (not ideal but atleast there's poo hey!)

    Rang petplan and apparently the case& info has only just got to them... hmmm it was sent 2 days ago..

    So we have to wait up to 5 working days to hear back so it's going to be 7 at the most with the weekend and it's driving me nuts as he's still shaking on and off. If they don't get back to me by Monday I'll be asking the vet to do bloods there. I cannot wait any longer and leave Jasper in pain. The bloods aren't as thorough at the vets but at this point anything that may give me answers is more than what I have.
     
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    Doubt you will hear back by Monday, it is Easter weekend.
     
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    Oh blummin hell it is isn't it :(
     
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    @Faye1995 Just read this whole post. I know it sounds a weird question but that one time when he pooped was the poo liquidy?
    R
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  17. Purplecatlover

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    No it was a normal poo, the one today was more liquidy but still pretty formed.

    Haha don't worry I've had weirder questions!X
     
  18. cats galore

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    I know someone who had a kitten who couldn't poo and the vet kept doing enemas on him. She went for a second opinion at my vets and all that was wrong was that he needed extra fibre in his food. He has fibre response dry food once a day now and is absolutely fine. He only had one meal of it and went to the toilet. It may not be the same with your kitten though but it's worth checking I would think
     
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    @Faye1995 Found this on the internet...

    "Colitis/Constipation.
    Colitis is a fancy word for inflammation of the large intestine. While the most obvious sign of colitis is diarrhea, sometimes it will hurt the cat to poop. Thus, in trying to hold it in, the cat may develop constipation. There are many causes of colitis, including bacteria, fungi, viruses, allergies and parasites, among other diseases. Signs include straining to poop, lack of appetite, dehydration and vomiting. Your vet will test for the underlying cause and treat it accordingly. This may include a more fiber-rich diet, de-worming, antibiotics, laxatives and/or fluids."

    The diarrhea bit is why I was asking about the poo. I find it hard to believe that your kitten would have got it as i don't think your cat would have had " bacteria, fungi, viruses, allergies and parasites.
    The end bit also links on to @catsgalore s part about solving it by more fiber in the diet. Also as you say he is drinking lots of water this could be as a result of dehydration. Hope this helps you.
    R
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    Purplecatlover PetForums VIP

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    Thankyou, he's always been fine with pooing until this last week. He's on the I/d gastro food and he doesnt eat anything else so I don't know what is happening xx
     
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