Plugged kitty and avoiding megacolon! If anyone has experience with this....
So my poor kitty has now had two "episodes" of getting plugged up(is peeing fine,just not pooping). Had one episode in December following his road trip across the country (no poop for five days but still had an appetite - was given subQ fluids, lactulose and in about a day he was pooping again and has been regular star pooper)
But now, again. Plugged. Wednesday he was in the box looking concerned and confused and nothing happening, so off to vet.More subQ, and lactulose,canned pumpkin...... and a poop wed afternoon, but then nothing. Yesterday, Sat, they wanted to see hm again. Apparently, he had hard feces all the way up to his transverse colon, vet said no way he'd pass it, so kitty enema and presto! He cleared. Vet said he should poop again in 24-28 hours, so far nothing.
He get almost all canned food - earthborn holistics. He gets about 1/4 of dry kibble distributed throughout the day as he has loved it. So vet one (wed) said no diet changes, but vet two said absolutely NO dry food, at all,no canned pumpkin (he is saying no carbs and feels pumpkin has a lot), no lactulose. Just nothing (except his canned food). He does not share his kitty box which is kept very clean, he gets two bowls of fresh water, he gets exercise (actively played with!).....
Any other ideas or experience with this? Poor little guy.My other cat (18 lbs) craps like a german shepard and just hate to see this guy suffering. Getting plugged is no fun, and I would really NOT like to advance to megacolon.
Yes ~ two episodes ! now fine here's what worked for Katharine Ann ~
Katharine Ann episode #1. .. digital xray `` full body clog``` enema & IV fluids ```` colon blow-out complete.
better but NQR and then another episode ~ always conveniently timed with a major HOLIDAY ! :eek::lol:
this time digital xray showing "shuttle about to land !"
vet advice ~ due to picky eater
1. add MIRALX in wet food juice ... like Fancy Feast Fish & Shrimp ``` drain juice and add Miralax (( amt as per vet ))
cat drinks juice ````` hold cat on lap ... I know I know takes times..
2. feed wet food =the juiciest "grilled with gravy types" Fancy Feast or the "shredded in light broth with garden green' types...
3. and i know this sounds weird and against what your vet rec but please ask about switching dry food to Science Diet "I/D"= gastrointestinal == easily broken down and a bit of extra fiber ...
* i know the dry sounds like a no no :confused:...but it made a difference ... and when Katharine has not 'dumped' within two days we simply add some MIRALAX to her "gumbo' appetitizer = Fancy Feast Shrimp & Fish Feast JUICE ~ and
VOILA !!! her stool is softened a bit and
'the shuttle lands !' and ON TARGET:cool:((not on carpet :eek:because she has to strain soooo long ! that she was wandering out of the restroom !
:lol: this icon thing has gone nuts ... sorry..... anyway hope this helps ,,,
Katharine Ann is well over 15 yo but now is running around and back to normal and not walking like the Christmas tree is stuck up her a$$ ~