February 2017 Issue

When to Seek Treatment for Constipation

A missed day or two, illness and visible signs of straining all warrant a trip to the veterinarian.

Cats typically defecate one to three times a day, depending in part on the food they eat. Constipation an inability to routinely and easily produce stool is a fairly common feline disorder, says Meredith L. Miller, DVM, ACVIM, a lecturer in small animal medicine at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.

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