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can't go to the bathroom

I have another cat that seams to have trouble going to the bathroom. never had a problem but today he just can't do it. anything I should be worried about. taking him to the vet in 2 weeks for earmites so I will see what he says. In the mean time anything I should watch for.sorry if I'm being over protective
 
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Old 07-16-07, 02:25 AM
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It's been awhile and you don;t say if he can;t pee or poop. Either one can be a big problems though.

It seems to come to mind that many cats can have a kidney problem or urinary tract problem. If this is it, 2 weeks could be deadly if I remember correctly.

If he has an obstructed bowel, I don;t think he would fair much better over 2 weeks time.

I would only wait a day or 2 before I at least called the vet. I would hope he would give some info over the phone.
 
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How would you feel if you couldn't go and had to wait two weeks to get seen by a doc? Call the vet today.
 
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just seams like he was constapated. never had a problem till yesterday. I haven't been home today to watch to see if he can go. and I don't know what he was trying to do. He was just standing in the litter box for awhile. don't know if there something I can buy like ex-lax or something
 
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Update he went pee so don't know if thats a good sign. I should have put in the title. having trouble going to the bathroom. looked it it just happened but he might be back to normal.
 
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Old 07-16-07, 10:05 PM
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Just to let you know, there can be a variety of reasons a cat will not urinate or defecate. Most of which, I can tell you are usually very good reason to take them in to the vet *Immediately*.

I am glad to hear your cat is *doing his business* properly now. There really is no over the counter medication you can give, and often human medicine can actually kill our pets, so never give meds without your vets orders.

If he is not doing both regularly, my recommendation is to get him to the vet ASAP. As mentioned, urinary and bowel issues can be deadly.

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Ok he appers fine. hes doing is business it looks like and and he still eating and drinking so nothing appears wrong.
 
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well looks like hes having trouble again. he was in the little box for a while then tryed to go in the bathtube drain then back to the litter box. He goes to the vet on monday so we will see what happends. hes not eating as much either. well check some cat first ad books that I have see if they say anything in the mean time
 
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Ok the book said to give him 1 tablespoon of mineral oil. and that he should go to the bathroom within 24 hours. so we wait and see if it works
 
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Please keep the vet appointment on Monday. The following article will explain why: http://www.petshealth.com/dr_library/felconstip.html
 
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[QUOTE=twelvepole;1208926]Please keep the vet appointment on Monday. The following article will explain why: http://www.petshealth.com/dr_library/felconstip.html[/QUOT

I will keep it this is to help him along till monday
 
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Proceed with caution if giving mineral oil to cat. Cats have been known to aspirate it and develop pneumonia. I'd check with the vet before giving another dose.
 
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Well according to the first ad book for cats it said 1 tablespoon of mineral oil and the cat should have a movement within 24 hours.We will see what the vet says on Monday.the book did not say anything about about another does
 
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1. I did not know it was this bad. I gave him a tablespoon of mineral oil as a laxitive according to the first ad for cats book. hes going to the vet monday. If I new it was this bad I would have taken him sooner.Hes not that old so I figured he was just backed up like humans do. how many times do you go to the DR cause your backed up. you just eat more fibor. all the vet will do is most likely say I need to change his diet and give me some medication if hes just backed up.my other cat is fine.they all go to the vet for regular checkups and at the time there was nothing wrong
 
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Just to let you know the mineral oil is ok, as long as done properly. Although it can be aspirated, the safest route to avoid that is to wipe it on the face and paws.

I would definitely suggest checking to see if your vet has Saturday hours if possible...and I would switch to canned food if possible.

As for him *just standing in the box* that sounds more like FUS than bowels issues. Feline Urological Syndrome is a deadly issue...what occurs is the urinary tract gets blocked by crystals formed. If the cat is not urinating...take him to the emergency clinic if at all possible.

If it is FUS, I have actually seem cats die without hours of a full blockage.

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Just to let you know the mineral oil is ok, as long as done properly. Although it can be aspirated, the safest route to avoid that is to wipe it on the face and paws.

I would definitely suggest checking to see if your vet has Saturday hours if possible...and I would switch to canned food if possible.

As for him *just standing in the box* that sounds more like FUS than bowels issues. Feline Urological Syndrome is a deadly issue...what occurs is the urinary tract gets blocked by crystals formed. If the cat is not urinating...take him to the emergency clinic if at all possible.

If it is FUS, I have actually seem cats die without hours of a full blockage.

Please keep us posted.
I will see about bringing him in saturday cause the aptment was for monday so will see if i can get him into emerigency. I wonder if the dry cat food did anything. he was fine untill I switched. last time he was at the vet he just had earmites and was treated for that everything else seamed fine. i will call them today as there opened from 8am to 4PM on saturdays.see if I can change the apt to today otherwise hes eating and walking around nothings changed in his behavior yet
 
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HE WENT TO THE BATHROOM. emptied himself out real good. before he could barely make a drop today he went real good.so I will keep it for Monday and have them look at him
 
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ok the vet said everything looks fine is not constipated and the glandes look ok so maybe he just has the urge but doesn't have to go.Hes going number 1 now but don't know if hes going number 2 so the vet said to keep a eye on him when he goes for now but other then that hes in good heath
 
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reviving this. while he hasn't gotten that sick sense. there has been times were he was almost there again but a couple days later hes back to normal. seams like he gets constapated alot like we do. he be sick for a couple days but then slowly comes out of it till hes bouncing around the house like a kitten.is there something i can give him like Metamucil for cats to make him regular.
 
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Old 02-20-09, 09:33 AM
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Flirty,

You might try adding some fish oil to his food a couple of times a week. If you get the liquid at a vitamin store, it doesn't cost much and will be good for him, as well as hopefully keeping things moving.

Good luck and do keep us posted.
 
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For future reference you can take care of earmites yourself for about $20-$30 (lot cheaper than vet bill). You can get the ear cleaner and earmite killer from 1800petmeds. Cotton balls are pretty cheap too.The directions given make this pretty easy. You might want to put on a pair of sunglasses if you do not wear eyeglasses to keep ear shaking splatter out of your eyes. You will get more than enough for one treatment. I did all three of my cats twice and the bottle of earmite killer is still about 3/4 full.
 

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For future reference you can take care of earmites yourself for about $20-$30 (lot cheaper than vet bill). You can get the ear cleaner and earmite killer from 1800petmeds. Cotton balls are pretty cheap too.The directions given make this pretty easy. You might want to put on a pair of sunglasses if you do not wear eyeglasses to keep ear shaking splatter out of your eyes. You will get more than enough for one treatment. I did all three of my cats twice and the bottle of earmite killer is still about 3/4 full.
i think your lost buddy wrong thread.
 
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You mentioned earmites in the very first post in this thread back in 2007.
 
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he's sick again. this morning he was fine he ate no problem was happy and frisky. now hes not feeling well. just like flicking a switch. i will order some fish oil. buy 2 bottles get 3 free from a vitamin magazine.
 
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Flirty, I would keep a close eye on him and if he isn't doing better, be sure to call your vet. They should be able to tell you over the phone if you need to bring him in or not. I you didn't mention what cat dry cat food you have him on? Some cats need specific diets to keep these sort of issues from happening.

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well he got sick again. was real sick this week. would not eat could not go to the bathoom got sicker and sicker to the point he could barly move or hold his head up. he was drinking lots of water but refused to eat. My mom got some money from her sister to take him in to the vet but its too late. hes just about dead. hes gasping twicing. he has passed away or will be by morning
 
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Flirty,

I am so sorry for your loss. You gave him a good life while you had him, and your life was better for having had him in it as well.

It is never easy losing a beloved pet. I just lost my Labrador Abby, who was 15 years old, this last weekend.

I am sorry that it ended this way, but we never know how long our pets will live, only that they usually don't outlive us. I still wouldn't trade one moment of my life with pets, despite the sorrow at their loss.
 
 

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