Symptoms of constipation in cats

       Cats less than 3 months old usually defecate once every 2 to 3 days, while cats over 3 months to 1 year old defecate once a day. Cats over 1 year old are given twice a day. The time of defecation is mainly affected by food and food intake. If the amount of cat food is large, the kitten under 1 year old may also be twice a day; if the food is dry, it may be once every two days.

       To see whether the cat constipation, can refer to the relevant performance symptoms

       Delimit for constipation should belong to 3 days above defecation. From 3 days to 5 days, it belongs to mild constipation. The cat’s mood will become irritable. Come and go, walk around the litter, or squat in the litter basin, with distorted expression. More than 5 days is more dangerous, may cause megacolon disease, the cat’s abdomen is distended, sleep is not good, do not want to eat, some of the spirit has become very bad, irritable mood. We need to deal with it quickly.

       It is not difficult to solve the constipation of cats. Early detection and early treatment are the best

       When there has been more than 3 days of defecation, the first thing to do is to eliminate the cat constipation caused by lack of water (the food is too dry, the cat does not like to drink water and constipation). Appropriate feeding water or honey water to the cat to drink, at the same time stop feeding any dry cat food, observe for 2-3 hours, to see how the defecation situation. If not, you should consider constipation caused by gastrointestinal problems.

       Cat constipation can not pull Baba? Hold your shit in the emergency room?

       What disease is megacolon of tongue twister?

       How to judge whether the cat has constipation?

       Can megacolon only be resected surgically?

       How should constipation maintain repeatedly?

       Don’t worry. Let’s talk about it in this issue

       1¡¢ What is megacolon?

       2¡¢ What is the relationship between constipation and megacolon?

       ? constipation formation:

       Dry and hard feces are excreted slowly in the intestines, and the end of the intestine will continue to absorb water. The longer the time, the drier the stool. Vicious circle, will cause the cat constipation, can not pull Baba.

       ? progression to Hirschsprung’s disease:

       It can be divided into expansion type and fertilizer type.

       The former is caused by dysfunction of colon itself, such as dysfunction of colonic smooth muscle and abnormal nervous system. These lesions are irreversible.

       The latter is mostly secondary to intestinal obstruction injury, such as intestinal and extraintestinal tumors, foreign body obstruction and so on. If the treatment is not timely, it can develop into irreversible dilated megacolon.

       3¡¢ What are the manifestations from constipation to megacolon?

       ? constipation, no defecation for more than 3 days

       ? the number of times to go to the cat litter basin is increased, and the cat litter is frequently planed, but the Baba cannot be pulled out

       ? the amount of single defecation decreased, only a small amount of dry and hard feces, possibly with blood silk

       ? weight loss, but abdominal circumference increased, palpation intestinal contents solid like sausage

       ? it may be accompanied by vomiting, appetite changing from good to bad, depressed spirit, unwilling to walk, constipation of the cat, and frequent going to the litter basin, with only a little loose stool discharged each time. Don’t mistake it as laxity. According to the amount of comprehensive defecation, check together.

       4¡¢ What check should go to hospital diagnose?

       ¡¤Clinical examination: abdominal palpation, colon filled with long strip of hard stool

       Other auxiliary examinations can be carried out

       ¡¤Blood test and urine analysis: stubborn constipation will have water, electrolyte imbalance, acid-base balance disorder


       ¡¤Thyroid function test: very few cats and cats will be caused by hypothyroidism;

       5¡¢ Can megacolon be treated surgically only? Principle of conservative treatment

       ? use laxatives such as lactulose;

       ? take out feces, such as enema;

       ? drugs promote colon movement, such as cisapride, etc;

       ? food therapy promotes defecation, such as pumpkin, plantain, high fiber prescription food, etc. Surgical treatment effect

       If it is simple constipation, the effect of enema is better, and the possibility of recurrence is very small;

       Therefore, doctors often suggest that cats who have been diagnosed with Hirschsprung’s disease should undergo surgery to remove the abnormally enlarged colon segment.

       6¡¢ How to nurse after operation and discharge?

       ? rehydration: anti inflammatory and maintain electrolyte balance according to the situation

       ? feeding: small and multiple meals are recommended

       ? wound care: prevent licking; prevent cat litter; follow the doctor’s advice for wound care and disinfection

       ? activity: moderate exercise rehabilitation, increase muscle strength, but avoid strenuous exercise

       ? clean the litter basin in time to avoid the accumulation of excreta in the litter basin, which may cause the cat not to use the litter basin

       ? do a good job in environment, especially in multi cat families, to avoid chronic stress

       ¡¤Reasonable diet, avoid overeating, avoid eating too much food is not easy to digest

       ¡¤For patients with hirsutism, provide cat grass or hair cream

       ¡¤Cats with a secret history of defecation can be appropriately supplemented with pumpkin and other food fiber

       ? strengthen the exercise, check regularly, and clean the gland of the cat when necessary

       Cat constipation is a kind of digestive system disease with incomplete or complete obstruction caused by intestinal dyskinesia and secretion disorder, stagnation and dryness of intestinal contents. The disease mainly occurs in the colon and rectum of cats, especially in young cats, old cats and long haired cats. The longer the constipation time is, the more difficult the treatment is. When the constipation is serious, it may lead to self poisoning or other secondary diseases, which will worsen the condition.

       1¡¢ There are three causes of the disease

       1. Feeding management: such as long-term feeding dry food, lack of drinking water, eating human hair and foreign bodies, lack of exercise, and sudden changes in feed, environment and management and other factors may induce this disease.

       2. Diseases: painful defecation diseases (such as rectal polyps, proctitis, rectal stricture, tumor, abscess, etc.), constipation occurs due to the disappearance of normal defecation intention.

       3. Self: constipation can be caused by diseases such as dislocation of the medullary joint, pelvic fracture and fracture of the hind limb.

       2¡¢ Symptoms

       3¡¢ Treatment

       3. Surgical treatment: severe intestinal constipation, with the above methods can not work, surgical operation, take out the intestinal cavity feces.

       4¡¢ Another way

       Owners often ignore constipation. One reason is that cats’ constipation is that it takes longer for feces to pass through the large intestine than under normal conditions, which leads to fecal induration, and the frequency and amount of defecation are reduced. However, the owner is easy to ignore this phenomenon. Secondly, if the cat is not completely unable to defecate, it is difficult for the owner to find anything wrong with the cat.

       Constipation in cats

       If carefully observed, there are many symptoms of constipation in cats, including: prolonged squatting, abdominal tension, dry and disordered hair, vomiting, emaciated appearance, enlarged abdominal circumference, etc. Some cats will try to defecate, only a few water samples of feces, that is because the intestinal stool has been dry and hardened, can not be softened and discharged.

       Causes of constipation

       There are many causes of constipation in cats, including the following:

       Obese and elderly cats are prone to constipation due to slow intestinal peristalsis.

       2. Less drinking water, low fiber and high protein diet is not conducive to fecal excretion.

       The new environment and the owner’s long time not cleaning the litter basin will also make the cat unwilling to go to the toilet, resulting in constipation.

       Cats suffering from kidney failure, hypokalemia or liver dysfunction, endocrine disorders, nervous system abnormalities, infection with parasites and other diseases often have constipation.

       The use of certain drugs can reduce the digestive fluid of the cat or slow down the digestion of smooth muscle, resulting in constipation.

       Suffering from some psychological diseases, such as depression, will also lead to constipation due to the cat’s listlessness, reduced food intake and reduced activity.

       How to prevent constipation

       Prevention of constipation is more important than treatment. Cats suffer less. At the same time, if you find that your cat has constipation, don’t abuse it. Because of the magnesium ions in Kaiselu, cats may get sick and even die. Therefore, prevention should be given priority to

       Add more crude fiber to your cat’s diet, such as changing prescription cat food or providing cat grass. It can also be fed with Huamao cream.

       2. Increase the amount of drinking water for cats, and let them eat canned cat food or feed them with homemade cat food, such as steamed fish without feed.

       3. Increase the amount of exercise and play with the cat more.

       5 comb the cat more to reduce the probability of hair being swallowed.

       Proper massage for cats can promote intestinal peristalsis and help defecation.

       Cat constipation is a digestive system disease, especially in young cats, old cats and long hair cats. So the following specific symptoms and treatment of constipation.

       Single food

       Because the cat has been eating a kind of food for a long time, the nutrition is not balanced and the intestinal tract is not digested, which leads to the occurrence of constipation in the cat. The cat defecates with meaning but can not be discharged. Even the defecation is granular, dry and hard, especially when eating dry cat food, the dry cat food does not contain water, and the cat’s intestinal tract is seriously water deficient and constipated for a long time;

       Fasting for 8 hours, prepare enough water for the cat, and then give meow probiotics and yogurt to regulate the stomach and intestines. Conditioning for about a week can relieve the symptoms of constipation.

       In terms of food, we should give more choices to cats; we can make some foods that cats like to eat. If the content of cellulose is rich, we should try not to choose meat cat food. Natural cat food is more digestible.

       Bowel movement disorders and secretion disorders, intestinal food can not be normal digestion, dry, cat defecation, want to cure the cat’s constipation, start by improving the cat’s food; give the cat some wet cat food, cellulose and other nutrients.

       Constipation due to globosis

       Cats have hairball syndrome. Because they often lick their fur, they will eat part of the cat’s fur into the stomach. When there are more hairballs, they will block the intestinal tract and stimulate the intestinal wall, causing vomiting and constipation.

       You can feed some cat grass and auxiliary hair cream. Some cats can spit their hair in two or three days. Some cats with stubborn intestines and stomachs need to take a longer time to get effective.

       Pay attention to the hygiene of food and environment

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