Constipation is common in cats of all breeds. not a new illness for cats. Most cats including the Somali Cat will experience constipation at one point in their life. Signs of constipation may include your Somali Cat straining to poop or leaving small, yet hard, clumps of poop in his litter box. If this happens to your cat, you’re your vet a call to schedule an office visit. Cats typically have one regular bowel movement daily. Constipation could lead to further symptoms such as mucous or blood covered stools, loss of appetite, lethargy, vomiting, abdominal discomfort and even lack of self grooming. Call your vet immediately if your Somali Cat has any of these symptoms as it may be a more serious condition. Causes may be from a low fiber diet, dehydration, excessive grooming, ingestion of foreign objects, etc. Treatment may include a stool softener, medication or even surgery. For more information, visit this site or call your veterinarian Rochester, NY.