Thank you for your question regarding your 4 year old girl Fliss who seems to be a little constipated.. My name isXXXXX and I am happy to be able to help you today.
If you are relatively sure that Fliss is indeed constipated and that she is not in fact having trouble urinating, then there are a number of tricks that may help your girl in the long term to defecate more easily. We do have to be sure that she doesn't have cystitis - in which case it would look like Fliss is constipated when in fact she is having trouble urinating.
If your girl is constipated then you may be able to relieve this for your her by giving a teaspoon of cooking oil (olive oil) on her food once daily for the next week. You can also use a product called Microlax available from most drug stores, however you must be VERY careful when using this. This is a suppository that must be carefully inserted into your girls rectum using plenty of lubricant and then the product squeezed out. You would then notice she defecates within 10 - 15 minutes relieving any constipation. You may be a lot better off leaving your Vet to do this for your however.
If this is more of a longterm issue, then yes - feeding wet diets (pouches or cans) can definitely help, and encouraging water intake will help ensure the stool is of a normal consistency. To help encourage her to drink, make sure you have several water bowls around the house, and also consider buying a pet water fountain, as some cats prefer running water. Long term, you could also conisder a high fibre diet like Royal Canin fibre response. This is designed for cats with chronic constipation and help to moisten the stool as well as aid it's passage.
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