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Natural Ways to Cure Constipation in Cats

Can you see a loss of appetite in your cat? Is it feeling painful to pass stool or feeling abdominal bloating, pain, and cramps? All these symptoms are a signal that your cat is having a problem with constipation. Luckily, there are many effective home remedies or natural ways to cure constipation in cats and decrease the discomfort related to this.

Natural Ways to Cure Constipation in Cats

Natural Ways to Cure Constipation in Cats

Constipation occurs when waste becomes blocked inside the colon, which if not removed can stay inside it for long.

This may result in creating harmful bacteria and toxins leaking into its body and causing many other health problems.

Constipation may be a result of a wrong diet also.

A low fiber diet and insufficient intake of water combined with a stationary lifestyle are a few of the basic causes of this disease.

Siamese cat in a litter box

To prevent constipation in your cat, you must ensure that it eats healthily. 

Therefore, feeding it with a balanced diet becomes one of the most important and effective home remedies to cure constipation.

An idle way to ensure its intake of a good diet is through raw food rather than processed one.

Initially, avoiding dry food would be good as it contains less moisture.

Using olive oil in your cat’s food twice a week would help in maintaining regular bowel movements.

This will also keep its fur glossy.

Sad cat covered with a blanket

To help soften the stool and bring some relief, half a teaspoon of wheat bran or one teaspoon of canned pumpkin can also be put in the food providing additional fiber.

Green oats and psyllium husk also give similar results as feeding probiotics. It will help to balance the consistency of stool.

Provide sufficient and fresh drinking water to your cat every time.

Some cats don’t intake fluorinated water, so in that case, give them bottled or filtered water.

Forcing a cat to drink water is not possible and for this, you can simply pour water on their food. Soak the food in it completely as it becomes less appetizing then.

With these remedies, you can surely lessen your cat’s constipation and provide it relief.

Beyond Comps

Tuesday 19th of April 2022

I don't think any of my cats had trouble going. Usually they wouldn't stop!

Antoinette M

Wednesday 2nd of December 2020

Very interesting. I did not know I could give my cat canned pumpkin for constipation.


Monday 30th of September 2019

Important to know, very interesting, didn't know about the olive oil trick.


Thursday 17th of August 2017

I gave Miralax to my cat for a yr. for his constipation. I worried about it causing him problems, so quit. Then he got constipated immediately and had to go to the vet and have surgery. Then she suggested I give him Miralax every day for the rest of his life which I am doing. So I should've just gone with my first instincts and stuck with it. He won't eat pumpkin or anything else natural I had tried prior to that.

June S.

Thursday 16th of February 2017

(Natural Ways to Cure Constipation in Cats) This was real interesting to read about. I have a black cat who gets constipated every now and then.

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