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Constipation in your cat Owner Factsheet

Cats are often secretive about their bowel habits and it can be difficult for owners to notice problems. However, if you suspect that your cat is having difficulty toileting or shows a reluctance to go to the litter tray you should make an appointment with your veterinary surgeon. Simple constipation can sometimes be easily treated but it is common for constipated cats to be distressed, significantly ill and permanent damage to the bowel occurs easily. Constipation should always be taken seriously. Also, very similar signs can be seen in cats suffering from lower urinary tract disease which itself is distressing and potentially very dangerous.

What is constipation?

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Why has my cat got constipation?

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How would I know if my cat has constipation?

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How would my vet know if my cat has constipation?

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What is the treatment for constipation?

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How can I stop my cat getting constipation?

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