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Cat with Chronic Constipation

I have a 10 years old male cat that is suffering from chronic constipation for the past 3-4 years. He was so badly constipated at several occasions that he was warded in where the vet has to assist in removing the stools within.

For the past one year, he was given Microlax (a laxative) daily and he was doing fine but lately, he don't seem to be responding to the laxative anymore. He is back to the stage of being constipated again and this time round, the vet has suggested to do a partial colectomy to remove the non-functional colon. I don't wish to make him undergo such a drastic procedure and is looking into trying homeopathic to see if he can be cured.

Appreciate anyone who can help and I would be happy to provide further information on him if needed

PS: I have tried an online consult with a homeopath who have suggested the use of Nux Vormica 30C, Nut Mur 30c, phosphorus 30c, Bryonia 30c all of which has little effect.
  kittymom on 2012-03-15
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Please give him Senna 6 in the morning and evening for few days and see whether it helps.

If that doesn't help give him a single dose of Opium 200 and see how that affects in next 7 days. Nux Vomica should have been given in 200 instead of 30.
kadwa last decade
Hi Kadwa,

Thanks for your help. I'll try Senna as suggested and see how it goes.

[message edited by annwong on Fri, 16 Mar 2012 01:07:04 GMT]
annwong last decade
Alumina has not been tried? That would usually be the first remedy I would think of for constipation where the stool must be manually evacuated.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
Alumina was not one of the suggested remedy and has not been tried.

I was just wondering what would be an appropriate potency to start off with considering that his is a chronic case. I've read that for chronic cases, it's usual to start with a higher potency i.e. 200C, Would that be the case for Alumina as well?
annwong last decade
Whether it is chronic or not is irrelevent to potency selection. Potency is chosen on the basis of how the disease is being expressed by the patient, what kind of symptoms are showing, how intense the symptoms are, how vital the patient is.

When you are prescribing on a local symptom like the constipation, I would use 12c or 30c not 200c.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
I couldn't get hold of any senna and Opium so I tried alumina as suggested by Brisbanhomeopath.

After giving him 3 doses of the alumina, he seems to be better in that he is no longer in distress like crying out loud and eating but he still couldn't poo at all. Tried but nothing came out. Before that, it's as though he is in some sort of discomfort or pain as he would cry out loud all of a sudden.He has not poo for 5 days.

So, is alumina a right remedy (as it looks like he is feeling better though problem not fixed) or should I be moving on to another remedy?

Your help is much appreciated
annwong last decade
Brisbanehomeopath, could you offer some help pls
annwong last decade

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