Studies by Washabau, et al. have shown that in naturally occurring cases of feline megacolon, sections of longitudinal and circular smooth muscle of all parts of. Constipation is defined as the infrequent or difficult evacuation of stool. It is a common problem in cats, may be acute or chronic and does not. Megacolon occurs more frequently in cats than dogs and is usually seen in middle-aged to geriatric cats. The ascending, transverse, and.

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The organic acids produced from lactulose fermentation stimulate colonic fluid secretion and propulsive motility. Ultimately, the megacolob may become lethargic and dehydrated. The cat may defecate outside of the litter box. Their release into the market is imminent.

Pathogenesis, diagnosis, and therapy of feline idiopathic megacolon.

Signalment Constipation, obstipation and megacolon may be seen in cats of any age, breed and gender, however middle aged mean 5. Should the megacolon be less than 6 months duration subsequent to the pelvic fracture, then the pelvic osteotomy may be all that is required.

Surgery Cats with chronic obstipation or megacolon should be considered as candidates for colectomy. In addition, a diet that is highly digestible and will result in less fecal material should be used instead of the fiber-supplemented diet.

Many cats have one or two episodes of constipation without further recurrence, although others progress to complete colonic failure. Perioperative, broad-spectrum parenteral antimicrobial therapy is recommended to reduce the risk for postoperative infection.


Felie, the cat will be started on an oral medication called felin cisapride ,” which is given to stimulate the movement of food through the digestive tract. If the megacolon is of the hypertrophic type, then pelvic osteotomy is required in addition to the colectomy. Tegaserod Megcaolon, Novartis megacooln a partial non-benzamide agonist at 5-HT 4 receptors and a weak pure agonist at 5-HT 1D receptors on enteric cholinergic neurons.

Portocaval Shunt – Acupuncture. A barium series may be recommended, as well as a colonoscopy, which would require anesthesia.

Clinical Diagnosis for Rabies. Thus colonic motility may be augmented with therapeutic intervention designed to stimulate colonic smooth muscle. It is very important that cats drink more water when they are on these diets. What are the risk factors for constipation and megacolon in the cat? Esophageal Stenosis in a Puppy. Enemas given too rapidly may cause vomiting, pose a risk for colonic perforation and may be passed too rapidly for the fecal mass to be softened by them.

Middle-aged male cats are particularly at risk for the clinical continuum of constipation, obstipation, and dilated megacolon.

Feline Megacolon – WSAVA Congress – VIN

Some feel that a sedentary lifestyle may contribute to the development of constipation and ultimately megacolon. As anal tone isn’t compromised, this does not result in house soiling. However, in idiopathic cases, radiographic findings with colonic impaction cannot be used to distinguish constipation, obstipation, and megacolon. This distinction is critical in considering treatment plans as well as prognosis. A neurological examination should be performed to detect any neurological causes of constipation, including pelvic nerve trauma, spinal cord injury, or sacral spinal cord deformities of Manx cats.


Cat Spermatozoa in the Female. Often the underlying cause is dehydration and is easily managed by supportive hydration, via oral, nutritional or parenteral means.

Digital rectal examination under sedation or anaesthesia should be performed in all cats to rule-out pelvic fracture, malunion, rectal diverticulum, perineal hernia, anorectal stricture, foreign body, neoplasia or polyps. Toxoplasma gondii in Thailand.

Feline Idiopathic Megacolon

While there are three types poorly absorbed polysaccharides [lactulose, lactose], magnesium salts teline citrate, magnesium sulfate, magnesium hydroxide] and polyethylene glycols [GoLYTELY TMColyte TM ]lactulose 0. Why Do Dogs Bark. Constipation is a common problem in cats and in a severe form called “megacolon,” the large intestine actually becomes enlarged and filled megcolon hard fecal material. Metabolic causes of constipation, including dehydration, hypokalemia, and hypercalcemia, may be detected in some cats.

Inappetance, weight loss, lethargy and dehydration become features of this condition if unresolved. Appropriate analgesics should be used as necessary during the perioperative period.

Chronic fecal impaction results in mucosal ulceration and inflammation and risk of perforation. Many cats diagnosed with megacolon do not respond adequately, and surgery is the only option. Just feed him a high quality