What do I do if my cat is constipated?

Gray cat

A healthy cat should evacuate at least once or twice a day, but of course, sometimes it eats something that has not finished feeling as well as it should and ends with constipation. This not only happens to our friend, but it is an evil that all animals, including us, have to face from time to time.

So, I'm going to explain to you what do i do if my cat is constipated.

Adult cat (from 1 year of age)

Causes of constipation in adult domestic felines

Constipation in adult cats can be due to several causes, which are:

  • Little water intake
  • Hair balls
  • Low fiber diet
  • Ingestion of an object such as cloth
  • Pain in the back side of the back


Treatment will vary depending on the cause. The first and most important thing is find out if you feel pain, either in the back or in the abdomen, so if we suspect that he has hairballs or if we see that he does not bend over or does not walk well, the veterinarian should treat him.

If the animal is apparently fine, with constipation as the only symptom, then what we should do is Give him raw natural food, wet feed or high quality dry feed, which does not contain cereals or by-products.

Another thing we can do is give him a small tablespoon of vinegar, or mix it with your food so that it is not so unpleasant 🙂.

Young kitten (less than 1 year)

Little kitten

Causes of constipation in young cats

The causes of constipation in kittens are basically two: the diet and hair balls. At this age, especially when they begin to groom themselves (from the month or month and a half of life), if they have long hair they can eat so much hair that they form balls, which cause abdominal pain and problems to evacuate.


The treatment will consist of get them used to daily brushingAs give them a quality diet, without cereals or by-products. If your kitten is less than two months old, moisten one end of a swab from the ears with warm water, then add a few drops of oil and then rub it through the anus. If after a maximum of 24 hours he has not done anything, you should urgently take him to the vet.

Constipation in cats is a problem that has an easy solution. Don't let it pass.

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