Question by  Shelly (24)

What should I do when my cat is sick with diarrhea?


Answer by  YukioDan (21)

First of all, you should clean the "result" off the cat, and if you see blood, you should contact the vet ASAP. Diarrhea for cats is a very serious problem, most likely caused by an underlying disease or bad food. If it keeps going on, your cat may suffer from dehydration.


Answer by  Cvt (149)

Diarrhea may be caused by parasites, dietary indiscretion (too many table scraps) or metabolic issues. You need to take the cat to the veterinarian who will check a stool sample, probably take abdominal radiographs or perform an ultrasound. Until you can get the cat to the vet, you can try a bland diet, such as chicken, rice, or plain yogurt.


Answer by  navywriter (790)

Take the cat to the veterinarian to rule out a major illness. Feed a bland diet, no milk products and give plenty of water. Don't give him human remedies.


Answer by  fatcat (25)

Try a bland diet for a few days. Cooked white rice or potatoes mixed with boiled chicken or hamburger meat. Then slowly mix in the regular food and reduce the cooked food to get the cat back to a normal diet.


Answer by  iggylizard (352)

Make sure that your cat is getting plenty of fluids and getting plenty to eat. If your cat is on a wet food diet, this can also cause diarrhea. If the diarrhea persists, you should take your pet to see the vet. A dehydrated kitty is no fun and can even cause death.


Answer by  traumatised (3285)

Take your cat to a vet, asap, especially if it has been more than a day. Diarrhea in animals can be a serious sign that something is wrong.


Answer by  Marcella (11)

You should immediatley seek vetrinary assistance. Diarrhea could be a sign of a life-threatening disease, like salmonella or warfarin poisoning, which could come from rodents.


Answer by  brec00 (64)

Feed the kitty a mixture of cooked chicken and rice. This is a bland diet that will allow his sick belly some relief.


Answer by  katharine (3981)

You need to figure out why your cat is having diarrhea first. Diarrhea can be nothing, but it can also be a sign of something really serious. If you've recently changed your cat's food it could be causing the diarrhea, or your cat could have a parasite. The best thing to do is go to the vet.


Answer by  wigglewasp (781)

If the diarrhea is really severe then I suggest you take him to the vet. But if it's just diarrhea that he'll live through , then make sure he doesn't drink any milk, and eats only dry cat food.

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