Is megacolon in cats painful?

Table of contents:

  1. Is megacolon in cats painful?
  2. What is the best food for a cat with megacolon?
  3. Can I give my cat miralax daily?
  4. Does miralax work in cats?
  5. What does cisapride do for cats?
  6. Is there a cat laxative?

Is megacolon in cats painful?

Megacolon is often diagnosed by clinical signs which can include straining to defecate, weight loss, lethargy, vomiting, and anorexia (lack of appetite). On physical examination, the cat may have a painful abdomen, as well as be dehydrated and depressed.

What is the best food for a cat with megacolon?

Recently, Royal Canin launched Feline Gastrointestinal Fiber Response diet, a moderate fiber, psyllium-enriched, extruded dry feline diet that has been clinically proven to help cats with constipation/ obstipation/megacolon.

Can I give my cat miralax daily?

Dosing Miralax is not an exact science – the goal is to increase or decrease the dose in order to achieve a soft but formed stool at least every other day. Most cats need about ¼ teaspoon daily, but some need ½ teaspoon or more twice daily. The recommended treatments are working wonders for Bugsie.

Does miralax work in cats?

MiraLax™ (polyethylene glycol 3350) may be replacing lactulose as the stool softener of choice for cats with megacolon and obstipation. It has virtually no flavor and can be easily sprinkled on or mixed with wet food.

What does cisapride do for cats?

Cisapride (brand names: Prepulsid®, Propulsid®) is a medication used to enhance the movement of the gastrointestinal (GI) system to treat conditions such as stasis, reflux, and constipation/megacolon (in cats).

Is there a cat laxative?

You should ask your vet if they're a good option for your cat. Miralax (PEG 3350) is commonly used in cats with constipation, and Colace (docusate) is also an option. Other laxatives that are designed for people can cause issues for cats.