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Obstipation: Chronic Constipation In Dogs And Cats

Obstipation, or chronic constipation in pets, is a condition mostly affecting cats, that causes stool to stay in the colon for an excessively long time, resulting in removal of too much moisture from the stool and a hard cake that will not pass. Several predisposing factors may be in play for patients to suffer from […]

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Obstipation Or Chronic Constipation In Cats

Regular readers first met Jack the constipated cat (Our Day Today) on a busy day in May, 2009, when he came in with one of his frequent episodes of stool that would not pass. Today he was in the same boat. Chronic constipation is common in cats who are seniors, obese or weak from illness […]

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Transforming Your Outdoor Cat To A Safe Indoor Cat

Do you have an outdoor cat who keeps getting into fights with other cats? Has he been hit by a car? If he’s an unneutered male, is he a wandering tomcat? If female, is she having litter after litter? There is a way to fix all of these problems. It’s not always easy, but it’s […]

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Hill’s Prescription Diets Alphabet Soup

The acronyms for Hill’s Prescription Diet foods are not difficult to figure out. The “d” always stands for diet. It was easy in the old days, before there were so many different Prescription Diets. c/d was “crystal diet,” k/d was “kidney diet,” and h/d was “heart diet.” If memory serves me correctly, when I graduated […]

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Is Your Cat Missing The Litterbox?

Litterbox accuracy can be a problem for cats as they get older, bigger, or both. Some cats experience difficulty “hitting” the box with stool, while the majority of those with aiming failure have difficulty during urination. To use a politically-incorrect term, fat cats of any age can defecate and/or urinate over the edge of the […]

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Hairballs In Cats And Dogs

Hairballs. Now there’s a delightful subject to read about over breakfast! Also known as tricholiths, obstruction of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract by ingested hair is a common problem in cats and a less common problem in dogs. While it is rare in people, it does occur, usually when a nervous habit causes a person to […]

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