Is there an over the counter cat constipation medication that is safe?

Is there any safe over the counter medication that i can give my cat for constipation?

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    By: Erin Broersma El Segundo, CA

    Replied on 04/19/2011

    There are a few options available over the counter to help with constipation in a cat. Laxatone, or something similar, contains mineral oil, molasses, and flavoring. The thick syrup substance helps push bowel movements through. Squeeze a 1 inch strip into the mouth once a day for a week, or as symptoms persists, then you can use this long-term 2-3 days a week to keep things moving. Canned pumpkin also works if the cat will eat it, add some to canned cat food. Canned food by itself also adds extra fluid to the diet, offering a small amount a few times day.

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