What to do for a cat with constipation? It can be a real messy situation, and long term constipation can cause serious health issues for your cat including megacolon in cats. You can help relieve your cat’s constipation with natural remedies formulated by vets. Promote healthy bowel movements with Maris, a gentle, herbal supplement that will soothe your pet’s intestines, soften stools, and help relieve cramps and gas.
Symptoms of Feline Constipation
- Discomfort when defecating
- The lack of bowel movements
Other Symptoms of Chronic Constipation in Cats include
- Unproductive straining
- Appetite loss
- You may notice small hard stools in the litter box and around the house
- Sometimes liquid stool is passed around the hard fecal matter, making owners think their kitty is having diarrhea
What Causes Constipation in Cats?
Constipation occurs when a pet is unable to evacuate his or her bowels. When this occurs, water from fecal matter is absorbed by the colon, leaving a hard mass that is uncomfortable to pass.
Constipation may be caused by poor hydration or a dirty litter pan. Start by ensuring that your cat has easy access to clean drinking water and a clean litter box. Diet is another common factor. They may have ingested animal bones or other indigestible materials, like hair, certain plants, or litter.
Other possible causes may include:
- Chronic underlying conditions like kidney disease or arthritic discomfort
- Physical internal obstructions like a broken pelvis
- Some prescription medications
- Neuromuscular problems with the colon itself
Constipation may be a sign of a more serious condition, such as inflammation of the colon, called colitis. If your kitty’s constipation is recurring, it’s important to schedule a visit with your vet to rule this out.
Relief for Cat Constipation with Natural Remedies
Maris is an effective remedy to soothe the discomfort and symptoms of constipation naturally. Maris is a gentle herbal formula that can be used long term if your kitty suffers from constipation. For immediate, emergency relief of constipation please see your vet. All NHV supplements are ethically sourced or wildcrafted. They’re formulated by a holistic veterinarian to support your cat’s overall health. Have your cat try Maris and see the difference for yourself.
Expert Pet Care Tip
If your kitty is suffering from chronic constipation, ask your vet to show you how to palpate for constipation. This little trick along with supplements can save you a trip to the vet’s since it can help ease constipation before it gets too severe.
- item number
- 0.70 LBS
- 3.4 fl. oz. (100ml)
- life stages
- adult, senior, kitten
- made in
Cascara Sagrada – A medium-strength laxative that restores intestinal tone and muscle activity without cramping.
Marshmallow – Controls bacterial infection and soothes and softens irritated tissue. It has a soothing lubricating effect on the intestine.
Fennel – Relieves stomach cramps and reduces gas production.
Eleuthero – Reduces fatigue and leaves your pet feeling more energetic.
Dandelion – A vitamin-rich laxative that protects the liver and improves digestion. It also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Ginger – An antispasmodic and anti-flatulent that improves peristalsis and intestinal muscle tone.
Peppermint Oil – Relieves spasms, improves digestion, and helps your pet eliminate gas.
Pet's Weight Dosage
To be taken twice daily. All NHV supplements are designed to be used together, and can, therefore, be given at once for convenience.
Select your pet's weight to determine the correct dose.
To be taken twice daily. Determine your pet’s weight and then use the easy chart below to determine the correct dose. This is the minimum dosage.
Pet's Weight Dosage
0 - 15 lb = 0.5 ml
16 - 30 lb = 1.0 ml
31 - 45 lb = 1.5 ml
46 - 60 lb = 2.0 ml
61 - 75 lb = 2.5 ml
Over 75 lb = 3.0 ml
How to Administer
Shake well before use. The easiest method is to use the dropper provide and places the drops into your pet’s food or favorite treat. You can also use the dropper and squirt directly into the pet’s mouth.
Some pets can be finicky, if this occurs consider hiding the drops in foods most pet’s love such as fish, chicken or yogurt or a favorite treat. If your pet only eats dry food then soak a few kibbles at feeding time.
For Best Results
Herbal dietary supplements are beneficial to the health and wellbeing of your pet and are safe for long-term use. Every pet responds to natural herbal supplements differently, therefore it is important to be consistent and administer the product daily. Supplements generally take two to four weeks to take effect, however this will vary from one animal to the next.
All NHV Natural Pet Products are pure herbal extracts and contain no artificial additives, preservatives or coloring. Shelf life after opening is 6 months and must be refrigerated after opening.
Cautions and Contraindications
Do not use Maris in pregnant or nursing animals. Do not use with intestinal obstructions. Speak to your vet before using our products. A second visit is recommended if your pet’s condition does not improve, or deteriorates after continued use of the supplements.
All information provided by NHV Natural Pet Products is for educational purposes only.
Will this natural remedy for cat constipation give my cat diarrhea?
Maris is a very gentle laxative used to combat cat constipation. What to do if your pet has diarrhea after using the supplement is to try cutting the dose in half. Diarrhea is not something we commonly see.
Can I give Maris long term?
Maris is a natural remedy for cat constipation that is safe to be given long term.
Can this be given along with veterinary-prescribed laxatives?
Maris is safe to give with all pharmaceutical medications for cat constipation. What to do when pairing it with another laxative is to monitor your pet for any possible diarrhea and adjust doses accordingly.