Constipation in Cats

The most important factor is increased fluid intake….And approximately 1/3 cup of water to 1 can of wet food. The water you add to the food should be flax water; this is made by boiling 1 tablespoon of whole flaxseeds in 1 quart of water for about 30 minutes. Allow to cool and strain into smaller containers for future use. (Do not feed the whole seeds.) This mixture should be kept in the refrigerator and can be stored for 2 weeks. Your kitty will probably prefer this mixture be warmed to about room temperature before adding to his or her food.

This flax water will help soften the stools and encourage motility. It is also important to set a regular feeding schedule. Make sure to feed your kitty at the same time each day as this will encourage regularity. If your kitty does not eat all of his or her food at each set meal time, pick up the bowls and wait until the next scheduled feeding time.

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