Feline constipation can be extremely uncomfortable and painful; it can also make cats feel pretty sick. When constipation in cats is prolonged or when it prevents the passage of stools it is known as feline obstipation. Some cats who experience severe constipation can develop another related condition known as feline megacolon.
There are a few factors that can contribute to constipation in cats including a sedentary lifestyle, diet, medications or a health problem to name a few. It is important to take your cat to the vet if you suspect constipation both to provide relief for your cat and to find out if it may be due to a health condition. Continue reading
If you cat isn’t using the litter box, or suddenly changes litter box habits it could be because of a health condition. Cat health problems that cause a greater frequency of cat urination or defecation can be the main cause for cat behavior problems that involve cats not using the litter box.
Cat illnesses that cause pain while urinating or defecating, or cat health problems that make it difficult for the cat to get in and out of the litter box, may also be a cause. Cats can hide discomfort and health problems so if notice unusual behavior take your cat to the vet to see if a health condition may be causing the problem. Treatment can help prevent further litter box problems. Watch for these specific types of problems or signs of a possible problem. Continue reading