Question by  buddah (17)

What can you tell me about feline obstipation?


Answer by  cristymyers (42)

Obstipation is just like constipation.Except with cats the bowels are completely blocked.So you must treat it differently.All signs and symptoms are the same as constipation.If the obstipation is not treated the cat can develop Megacolon.This means fecal matter remains in the colon and becomes even drier. As a result, the colon becomes filled with waste almost as hard as concrete.


Answer by  carriedee (40)

Obstipation is constipation that has gotten much worse and the cat cannot pass anything at all because of the hardness of the feces. Treatment by a veterinarian is often necessary.


Answer by  scooby851 (158)

Feline obstipation is a painful and dangerous condition that develops in cats. The reason for this is unknown. The cat has painful diarrhea which is caused by the irritation of hard stools that are obstructing the bowel. Many owners do not notice this problem right away. It is often misdiagnosed as constipation.


Answer by  krista74 (32)

Feline obstipation is similar to constipation but must be treated differently. The cat's bowels are blocked and unable to pass any waste at all.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

Obstipation is when constipation becomes a chronic, often dangerous situation. This requires vet intervention, often IV hydration, intervention under anaesthesia, and you will need to consult the vet to modify your cat's diet. Symptoms will be the same as constipation, with hard, black stools, but the cat will be in much more serious distress and stop evacuating entirely.


Answer by  katharine (3981)

You should take your cat to the vet if it isn't able to pass stool for a day or more. Being constantly constipated can cause serious problems if not treated.


Answer by  Isidro (624)

This is constipation that can have been possible by the cat eating something that could not be digested and resulting in not have a proper stool.

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