- Apr 5, 2020
I rescued a senior cat (around 8 years old) last year and he was in normal health aside from a fungal infection. He preferred to stay outside the house for the first year but recently he’s been wanting to be inside with my other cats more. That’s when I noticed that he was straining to poop most of the time. A visit to the vet diagnosed him with chronic constipation, and they found that along with age factors, he also had a narrow pelvis which contributed to the obstruction. They had to perform a risky enema and prescribed a fiber-rich diet and some meds, which helped a lot. But now it’s been about 2 months and he’s back to straining, and the diet and meds aren’t working anymore. I’ve even tried holistic remedies like adding pumpkin and wheat bran to his food. I’m worried he might need a second enema which could really put a strain on his body as the doctor mentioned. Has anyone ever experienced this? I guess I just wanted to vent cause I feel really hopeless.