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Hello.  As the subject line indicates, I have a cat (11 year old mix-breed neutered male) that is in good health (and weight) but has recently seemed to become constipated.  He is an indoor cat and eats dry cat food.  He seems to have periodic constipation.  Any home remedies I can try?  I've tried soft/moist food with a bit of olive oil but it hasn't seemed to help.  Thanks.

I think my best advice would be to point you in the direction of may web page about this issue, there you will find some ideas on how to treat cat constipation


best wishes Kate


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Kate Tilmouth


I can answer most day to day cat problems encountered by owners. I have a good understanding of cat behaviour and problems which may arise from changes to their daily routine. I can advise on cat training including litter training and general day to day cat care issues. I am not a vet and therefore cannot answer medical questions.


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