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Help with geriatric cat

Discussion in 'Woof Memorial Critter's Corner' started by Mopaw, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. Mopaw


    Feb 26, 2009
    My cat will be seventeen next month. She is a picky eater (is it redundant to say that? she is a cat!). I think she is suffering from occasional constipation. I base this assumption on an observation one day recently. She began to vomit, and then passed a couple very hard stools from the other end. What can I do to help relieve the situation? I have tried higher-end food, but she will often snub the "good" stuff.
    Any help would be appreciated.
  2. hammerkill


    Mar 1, 2012
    Vomiting will cause dehydration and hard stool but you need to find out why the cat is vomiting. I see the post is a few weeks old, how is the cat? You probably need to take the cat to the vet (if you haven't done so by now). The vomiting could be caused by a hairball or the cat ate something that disagreed with her or something worse. 17 years is getting up there for a cat. We have 8 cats so we've been through this before. Hope the cat is better.

  3. Mopaw


    Feb 26, 2009
    Yup, she's better now. Still treating her kindly. She has been a good companion since my dog found her under my truck at about 2-3 weeks of age.
  4. TheBlazer

    TheBlazer TheBlazer

    Jan 2, 2011
    When my beloved cat, Sweetie, had surgery a few years ago, she didn't have a bowel movement for days afterward. I went to the vet and he gave me a tube of Lax'aire (not sure if it is prescription or not, it is made by Pfizer) and that had her internal plumbing back to normal in just a day or so.