• I believe my cat is constipated. Noticed a problem with her using the litter box yesterday but seemed to get better but this evening she seems to be struggling again.

    Hi Erika,
    If this has continued, I recommend that you take her into see a veterinarian as soon as possible if you have not already done so. Going to the litter box with no production is very concerning. Not urinating is more concerning than not defecating but both can result in toxins accumulating in the body. There can be many different underlying causes for this including dehydration, infection, inflammation of the GI tract, or lack of movement in the GI tract. Your vet can talk to you more about the cause of this after they have examined her. They may recommend some lab tests and/or x-rays to help diagnose or rule out certain diseases. The treatment that she needs will depend on the underlying cause if the constipation.

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