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My 19 year old cat seem to have constipation. She is always

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My 19 year old cat seem to have constipation. She is always in the position to pop but only little wee came out
JA: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know how to help the cat. What is the cat's name?
Customer: Ling
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Ling?
Customer: Before this she had a diarrhea and there is a spot of blood in it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
File attached (46SQ236)
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
After that she couldn't poop as usual
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
These are from this morning
Hi there,you are through to Dr Linda.
With these symptoms at her age I would want her checked over.
This is because she may well have a urinary issue such as a cystitis or urinary stones which is causing the straining and small amount of poo production.
We need to feel her abdomen (focusing on her bladder and bowel).
We also want to ensure she is not dehydrated.
If constipation is confirmed, she will likely benefit from a mild laxative but constipation alone is actually not that common in cats so we need to rule out other things first.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Understood, thanks we will take her to a vet
Not at all. Please do feel free to keep me updated and to ask any further questions you may have.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do you know if the veterinary clinics are opened during the lockdown now?
Most are, yes. They are generally happy to see sick patients, just not routine things such as vaccines and claw clips.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not at all :)
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