Saturday, March 15, 2014
As always we hope all our furriends and their families have a happy Caturday.
Toby is having problems again. Since Wednesday, he's had very little stools. How can he be constipated eating ONLY wet food? Nothing we've tried has been labeled high fiber. If he doesn't produce something significant this weekend, he's headed for the Stabby Place on Monday.
The Katnip Lounge commented on the last related post that this might be due to difficulty in assuming the position; I'm leaning towards that explanation. He's not limping but there is stiffness in the hindquarters. I'm thinking of giving him another pain pill this morning to see if that helps. They seem to be more in the category of Ibuprofen, rather than Vicodin.
This is the first time I've had to deal with an ongoing situation. It's always been no more than a course of antibiotics at most. I can't say I'm enjoying this Mystery Medical episode.
The latest food results:
Toby likes Wilderness, Leia not so much.
Spa Select Blue: Leia yes, Toby no.
Nature Balance - both of them like! 2 paws up.
Inner Core Duck/Turkey - oh my yes.
I'm not sure there is really anything left of any decent quality we haven't tried by now. Evo and Wellness are the toprunners for quality and they seem to like both, especially Evo. Science Diet ID remains a staple. I still want to try Sheba Pates, grainfree.
*** I just read that Miralax is suggested for constipated cats. Has anyone tried it or knows someone who has? I'm wondering if I should get some of that today.