Trudy is constipated

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As for Trudy having some diarrhea, this is from the constipation website.

“The natural diet of cats does not contain much bulk; a cat's digestive tract is not designed for large bulky stools such as that of a herbivore. A normal stool for a cat is smallish in diameter and firmish but not rock hard. As a carnivore, a cat naturally produces a segmented stool, not pellets or patties.



The stool should be soft enough to mold when passing through the anus which is slightly smaller than the expanded rectum. But the stool should be firm enough to respond well to pressure from the gut wall when pushing the stool out. Poop that is too soft is like pushing a chain and may require extra effort. It also does not properly stimulate the anal glands of a cat which can lead to anal gland impaction.”

Trudy’s diarrhea could be from having had an enema or it could be from having so much Lactulose. If she has diarrhea again, then I’d say it’s the Lactulose that caused it.
 

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She's not had a poo today
Nor will I put her down. She's a, sweet girl
The vets I go to don't perform that operation
I would have to get a referral from another vet
I can't afford it to be honest
I hope she will be ok

She wont eat the biscuits
She's not eating a lot had odd nibbling on wet food

The lactoluse is awful. And it's no fun giving it her every 2 hours
 
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It's a constant worry I can't bare her to get constipated again
The miralax takes up to 4 weeks to arrive
Long time
 
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Yes I was thinking that. She did such a big diahrhea, and she's not ate tons, may not be enough in her to go
 
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She's not pooped yet not since the diahrhea Friday

She's only ate small amounts of food

Did someone suggest pysllian husk that's a powder to put in food and better than the kibble
 

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She's not pooped yet not since the diahrhea Friday

She's only ate small amounts of food

Did someone suggest pysllian husk that's a powder to put in food and better than the kibble
I mentioned psyllium husk, but I would only use a small amount of it for Trudy because it adds bulk to the stool. I also wouldn’t give it with kibble since it should be taken with water. Since the psyllium absorbs water and turns into little jelly-like globules. If she eats canned food, you could try mixing 1/8tsp into there with some added water. Using too much psyllium husk can cause constipation due to its stool bulking insoluble fibers. I just don’t know how much too much would be in Trudy’s case. It really is worth reading the website on feline constipation that I sent.
 

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I also would avoid feeding kibble as well. It doesn’t contain any moisture and makes cats dehydrated. A constipated cat needs as much moisture as possible.
 
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She seems brighter b not sure if sges popped. I have other cats and unless I watch get hi it's hard to tell
 
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I'm. Still giving her lactoluse it's horrible. No idea If she's pooped. Plenty of poops in the boxes this morning
Trudy slept in my wardrobe all night
She's are a little wet food
 

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I hope that she did and if there were extra poops in the box, maybe she is coming around.
 
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I think she's pooped.. Since I got her last February, her poop has always smelt of chemicals, like what you paint on the garden fence, no. Idea why, msybe it's a stress thknk not sure, but the huge normal looking poop I found in the extra large litter tray stunk of chemicals so I know it's hers, as no other cats poop smell like thative got a little priobotic in her too

The lactoluse is making her coat sticky
 

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Thd lactoluse is, making her cough
Should I be worried

She's not pooped today yet
She had the diahrhea Friday and a normal poop yesterday
Is thst ok
 

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Thd lactoluse is, making her cough
Should I be worried

She's not pooped today yet
She had the diahrhea Friday and a normal poop yesterday
Is thst ok

That's the other thing that I dislike about lactulose, the fact that it has to be syringed into the cat's mouth. Everything something is syringed into their mouth, there's a chance of it aspirating into their lungs. I hope that isn't why Trudy is coughing now.
 
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