Missy is doing fairly well. Right now she is at the vets office, spending the night.
Poor girl. First the amputation due to the injury she received and the reason I got her. Recovered so well from that!
Then kidney stone surgery! Again all went well. She transitioned to the prescription food great.
Now since we’ve had her, she’s needed extra fiber in her diet. Her bm’s were very firm, so I added pumpkin or butternut squash baby food to her food every day. Seemed to soften things up. Since she’d had problems she had connected the pain of going to the litter box. She has, from day one pooed on the floor beside the box . No problem, I have a huge piece of linoleum that the boxes sit on. Not the first cat I’ve had that failed to make it in the box and linoleum is so much easier to clean than carpet.
Monday I had no poo to clean off the floor, odd. Tuesday again, no poo. Wednesday I called the vet and he examined her and saw she had impacted anal glands. Cleaned them out, antibiotic shot, some Cat Lax, and suggested adding 1/4 tsp metamucil daily for awhile.
Today, again, no poo. She also refused to eat her food, even after I added salmon oil. So back to the vet we go.
So, she us now at the vets. She’ll be getting a colonic enema. Her colon is stuffed! Also said her pelvic area is far too small and feels the injury may have also damaged her pelvis causing this and causing the problems with her bowels.
So added fiber everyday from now on, increase the metamucil to a half tsp. Adding more if I notice it’s having no effect. Continue with the pumpkin and squash (She loves it!)
This may happen again, or may not.
So, her pooing on the floor was actually a good thing! I have 6 cats, if she pooed in the litter box I’d never have known she wasn’t going!
Morton, Melvin, Missy, Mia, Maria, Toby, Fred and Lovey