Q. My cat has megacolon,has been the vet & put on cisapride 10mgs 2x's a day & highdigestible food and is still has hard stool.what can help soften it?
JESSICA L DESROSIERS
A. Pureed pumpkin can be added to meals to help with stool consistency, and your vet may recommend lactulose or another medicated stool softener to help as well. It is best to check with your vet first prior to starting any medication or new food treatment to make sure it will not interact with the food and medication your cat is already on. Canned foods are also beneficial as well as subcutaneous fluids to help keep the stool more liquid and make it easier to pass.