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The Case of a Crappy Colon

Hi all,
Oscar here.
Let’s face it. What with poopmojis, squatty pottys, dude wipes, poopurri and more, scatology is becoming, well, mainstream. Everyone does it. Everyone talks about it. Let’s stop making it a thing. And so, in the vein of scatological acceptance, this week’s post is, as you might have expected, about poop.
Last week, a cat comes into the PPAC with a concerned parent telling of symptoms including vomiting and extreme dehydration. A quick palpation of kitty’s belly revealed a cat full of rock solid stool from head to tail (as you can see below.)
Now, when it comes to constipation as extreme as this, there are a number of different potential causes including everything from tumors to kidney problems to a broken tail bone. A closer look revealed that none of these were the cause but, the kitty needed some relief nonetheless.
To begin with, some kitty enemas were administered to help soften the stool and begin relieving the little guy. On top of that, fluids were administered (as you all may well know, dehydration can be a cause of constipation) to just kinda loosen things up a bit. Once that all started going into effect and the poop worked its way out of the kitty’s system, Doc S. determined the diagnosis to be simply a crappy colon (see what I did there). Sadly, this being the case means that the kitty is destined for a life of poop relieving medications. Namely, a daily dose of Miralax (for those of you humans with poop problems, you’ve likely heard of this special powder that helps relieve constipation) and, a daily dose of Cisapride.
The combination of these two bad boy meds should do the trick and the kitty will be pooping like a champ in no time.
I thank you in advance for your normalization of poop culture.
Til’ next time,
Oscar

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