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Cat Constipation Treatments

Your veterinarian may prescribe medication such as a laxative or stool softener, or may intervene with an enema, which may be done under anesthesia.

Cat Constipation Treatments


You may try offering your cat the following to relieve his constipation — but only after you’ve gotten the okay from your vet:

  • Canned cat food, low-sodium tuna or low-sodium chicken or beef stock to add moisture to your cat’s diet and create softer stools
  • An omega-3 fatty acid supplement (fish oil) to add lubrication to his feces
  • A hairball remedy (available at most pet stores)
  • A higher-fiber diet, to create more stool. Do not try this with a cat who has a muscular inability to void feces, or one who is weak or dehydrated.
  • Pumpkin, squash, psyllium husk or ground flax meal to provide more fiber




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