How long can a cat go without pooping?
In general, healthy cats should defecate at least once a day. Cats that stop eating for any reason will obviously have less in their digestive tracts, so they may go less often. But if four to five days go by without evidence in the litter box, it’s time to be concerned.
What causes a cat to not be able to poop?
How can you tell if a cat is constipated?
- Hard, dry poop.
- Straining/yowling in the litter box.
- More frequent litter box trips (with nothing to show for it)
- Loss of appetite.
- Hard abdomen.
Can milk help a constipated cat?
Some other “old wives tales” about cat constipation that should be at-home no-no’s include offering milk to a constipated cat. Don’t do this. Giving milk to a constipated cat can actually cause vomiting and diarrhea in a lactose-intolerant cat, which takes a minor problem and makes it a more major one.