Author Topic: 7 Red Flag Symptoms That Foretell This Painful Colon Condition  (Read 295 times)

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Megacolon means large colon, and is the result of too much waste accumulation in the bowel, which causes it to enlarge; the condition is much more common in cats than dogs

Megacolon can be congenital or acquired; the acquired form is more common and has a number of causes

Symptoms of megacolon include constipation, obstipation, infrequent elimination, straining to eliminate, vomiting and loss of appetite

To treat megacolon, I use a combination of chiropractic care, acupuncture, dietary change and bowel supplements to try to manage these conditions in a nonsurgical fashion

In very severe cases, surgery may be the only option to return quality of life to the kitty

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