A child that is resistant to potty training typically continues to soil herself or continues to hold her bowel movements until she becomes constipated.
Although a raw food diet is low residue and will produce a lower fecal volume than a cooked commercial diet that is high in carbohydrate fillers, some cats will become legitimately constipated on a raw regimen.
In addition, a doctor should be called if an infant younger than two months is constipated, or if an infant (except those that are exclusively breastfed) goes three days without a stool.
While you are switching your cat to raw food keep a close eye on her for subtle changes that might mean she is constipated or otherwise not handling the new diet very well.
A child who is constipated may feel bloated, have a headache, swollen abdomen, or pass rock-like feces; or strain, bleed, or feel pain during bowel movements.
Anyone who has ever witnessed a constipated and uncomfortable child knows that this is a condition which needs to be dealt with swiftly and proactively.
If your baby appears to be in pain, however, as she attempts to have a bowel movement, or she cries while straining, she may indeed be constipated.
Parents need to work closely with the doctor to determine why the child is constipated and to develop an appropriate treatment strategy.
Until then, it can be easier for an infant to seem constipated because he grunts and gets red-faced before a bowel movement.
Initially, the baby is constipated, followed by poor feeding, lethargy, weakness, drooling, and a distinctive wailing cry.