Constipated kitty? Offer veterinary clients this handout
Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP (feline practice)
Dr. Margie Scherk graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1982. In 1986, she opened Cats Only Veterinary Clinic in Vancouver and practiced there until 2008, publishing several clinical trials during that time. She has written a number of book chapters, is an active international speaker and enjoys teaching online courses. Dr. Scherk has served extensively in the American Association of Feline Practitioners, as well as other veterinary organizations. Her interests include all things feline, especially the study of analgesia, peculiarities of the digestive system and enabling positive interactions with cats.
Print this PDF handout to give pet owners with stopped-up feline patients a starting salvo to set expectations and offer some basic advice.
People have “toilet” trouble now and then, so it likely wouldn't phase veterinary clients to see their cat showing signs of constipation. But even though this condition typically is not a serious one, it can signal serious health problems that need to be addressed. With the help of Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP (feline practice), we've created a handout that provides pet owners with nuggets of constipation know-how, from what causes it to how it is diagnosed and treated.