Constipation in cats is as common as it is in people, for one very good reason – the diet. Constipation can be mild or severe but in almost all cases there is a direct link to a poor quality diet.

Constipation in Cats
ShivaPrasad Madaiah

Proper digestion is incredibly important to the health of your cat. But it can’t happen when the diet is of poor quality.

You quite probably feel that you are feeding your cat a high quality food, because it is recommended by your veterinarian, or you paid a high price for it or you were assured that this particular brand was ‘the best’.

First, let’s look at the cat foods recommended by vets. At veterinary colleges, there is no, or very little, education on nutrition. This is reserved for the commercial pet food industry who financially support the colleges.

Since nutrition is at the heart of health, this is a curious phenomena, to say the least. No education? Leave it to those who have a vested interest? Interesting…

For many people, this means that you can’t trust the advice of your vet when it comes to nutrition. Of course, this opens a can of worms…

The second area to consider is price. It is remotely possible that those cat foods that are more expensive may possibly start off with slightly better quality ingredients. But this is normally all for nothing as they still dilute this down with cheap carbohydrates (which are not good for cats) and synthetic chemicals for a variety of reasons, none of which are supportive of your cat’s good health.

Salesmanship is an art. A good salesman can persuade Arabs to buy sand, Eskimos to buy ice, as the saying goes. Good salesmen are worth their weight, almost in gold. It has absolutely nothing to do with the product they are selling.

Bear that in mind when you entrust your cat’s health to a good sales pitch.

Getting back to the subject of this article, constipation in cats, the point is it rarely happens in nature. If it did, cats would have died out long ago.

So what’s the answer to this perplexing problem?

Listen to Nature. Cats have been around a great deal longer than humans have been messing around with their diets – mostly for profit. This means you can’t better Nature.

Constipation in cats can be avoided by feeding your cat according to the diet she evolved on. Not only will your cat be free of digestive disorders, she will also enjoy fabulous health and return to her kitten nature of fun loving, joie de vive.

Here you can find out how to feed your cat a natural diet, that she will love and that is easy for you and your wallet. Naturally Healthy Cats.


Madeleine Innocent
Madeleine Innocent

You know how often people struggle with their cat’s health? They want to know WHY they suffer with health issues and all their veterinarian can offer is drugs and more drugs? They feel helpless and at the mercy of another.Well, what I do is to help you pinpoint WHY your cat is getting sick and implement a strategy that takes you to a feeling of empowerment, of being in control of their life. A strategy that restores their health and allows you, and them, to enjoy life.Discover Your Cat’s Path to Vibrant Health Naturally.

    2 replies to "How to Prevent Constipation in Cats"

    • Yvonne Clutterham

      I have two 4 yr old indoor cats, siblings, the female has always been constipated. Small hard faeces,sometimes not going for up to five days.She has been vomiting undigested food due to the effort of passing. Her bundles = x3 in width of his. They use 3 litter boxes cleaned daily.
      They both eat raw meat including skin, lamb or chicken heart, chicken liver, chicken gibblets, whole skinned rabbit carcass with kidneys, occasional chicken neck or rabbit spine, roo, venison. To the raw meats I add chicken broth,vit supplements, slippery elm powder. Most nights as a snack they get 40g canned (carb free)As treats they get Cat Lovers Milky Treats or non-grain dry (rarely) They will lick organic coconut butter and organic unhomogenised milk. Is there something you can suggest for constipation?

    • Madeleine Innocent

      Hi Yvonne, I can’t help without a consultation. Health is complicated and there are always many factors which need to be considered. The diet is basically good but I would drop the canned food, the commercial treats, the dry and the milk. I am always suspicious of any supplements too, as most are synthetic, especially those for pets. If the diet is good, supplementation is not necessary. Getting rid of these may help.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.