Constipated Not Constipated

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Montgomery
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Constipated Not Constipated

Post by Montgomery » 11 May 2020, 14:56

Hey all,
So this has been going on awhile, but it seems to be getting worse. The veterinarian kind of shook her head and prescribed something that was supposed to make his bowels move better but it was impossible to actually give it to him because of the timing of his enzymes and Tylosin.
Montgomery's stools are formed and generally a little bit softer than those of the other cats but not concerning. He has such a hard time actually going to the bathroom. He strains, growls, sometimes will even urinate trying, until it finally all comes flying out (and I mean flying) at once. Then he usually wants to nap for a couple of hours. It took a long time to diagnose him. I have a feeling nerve damage and/or muscle damage comes into play here. Has anyone else ever dealt with this? Any suggestions?
Thanks!
Montgomery was born 20 March 2012. He eats Royal Canin Spayed/Neutered Kitten dry food and Royal Canin Ultra Light wet food. He takes two size zero capsules of Enzyme Diane's Enzymes with each meal, and gets one number four capsule of Tylosin three times a day. He also gets half a millilitre of Ovol twice a day. Montgomery is a fierce, unflappable little guy. Strong, independent and awesome.

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Re: Constipated Not Constipated

Post by jilbert57 » 11 May 2020, 15:17

Oh I am sorry. That sounds painful. I usually give pumpkin for either but don't know if it will help in Montgomery's case.

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Montgomery
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Re: Constipated Not Constipated

Post by Montgomery » 11 May 2020, 15:45

Pumpkin doesn't seem to make a difference with him. We've tried it a few times in the past. Slippery elm makes him sick.
Montgomery was born 20 March 2012. He eats Royal Canin Spayed/Neutered Kitten dry food and Royal Canin Ultra Light wet food. He takes two size zero capsules of Enzyme Diane's Enzymes with each meal, and gets one number four capsule of Tylosin three times a day. He also gets half a millilitre of Ovol twice a day. Montgomery is a fierce, unflappable little guy. Strong, independent and awesome.

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Re: Constipated Not Constipated

Post by Jean » 12 May 2020, 03:59

one of mine had a fur ball blockage, you may think this is mad but we used Vaseline , and she ate it !
My name is Jean we live in Liverpool in Uk

My Kara born 21 July 2009 diagnosed with EPI by cTLI test August 2010 TLI = <1...folate 14 Cobalamin 408, shot down to 94, b12 injections every other day

Lowest weight 39 pounds

We use Panzym enzymes, Tylan and Chemeyes b12 capsules

Sadly, on 10th May 2019, we lost her to DM


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Re: Constipated Not Constipated

Post by Montgomery » 12 May 2020, 14:20

No, its not a furball. Its hard to explain. He has a difficult time actually making the stool come out, is that better? He'll strain and strain, and finally it all comes shooting out. It takes forever. I think its a nerve or muscle thing...Maybe?
Montgomery was born 20 March 2012. He eats Royal Canin Spayed/Neutered Kitten dry food and Royal Canin Ultra Light wet food. He takes two size zero capsules of Enzyme Diane's Enzymes with each meal, and gets one number four capsule of Tylosin three times a day. He also gets half a millilitre of Ovol twice a day. Montgomery is a fierce, unflappable little guy. Strong, independent and awesome.

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Post by Madelon » 12 May 2020, 21:35

Awww that sounds painful - I'm so sorry. I wish I had some advice for you but I've never dealt with anything like this. I'll keep you both in my prayers - please keep us updated.
MADELON and Doc. DX EPI and SIBO: 5/22/2015
Test Results: (1st) 7/2014 = TLI 16.5, B12 894, Folate > 24; (2nd) 5/2015 = TLI < .4, B12 406; Folate >24; (3rd) 10/2015 TLI < .4; B12 >1000; Folate 14.4. Prior to DX: May 2014 (2mos) - DX coccidia/bladder infection; July 2014 (3mos) 1st EPI test = TLI 16.5, B12 894, Folate >24 - Dx SIBO not EPI; Feb 2015 thru May 2015 - weight loss only; May 2015 vomitted several times, diarrhea and eating poop. Regimen: 4 cups Sport Dog Food Elite Herding - Diane 6x 1tsp per cup; 1 WonderLab PetFactor B12 2x day; 1/2tsp Slippery Elm 2xday; Multivitamin; 1 Zyrtec 10mg 2x day; Salmon Oil

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