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Q: What can I give my Cat for diarrhea?

December 20, 2008 | By Grammyjas | 8 answers | Expired: 2032 days ago

She's 12 years old, eats Science Diet and a little wet food occationally. This has been going on for a week now and I'm worried. It has never lasted this long when she's has it in the past. Thanks.

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Kelly
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Jan 03, 2009

Diarrhea can indicate something is seriously wrong & if it lasts longer than 24-36 hours your cat should be taken to the vet to be checked out. For occasional bouts of diarrhea that all pets get, a tsp of pure 100% pumpkin (not pie filling) or baby food squash will usually regulate them. Its good for diarrhea, constipation, upset stomach & hairballs but this time you need to check with the vet. Older cats can develop serious health problems so you don't want to just treat the symptom without knowing what's causing it.

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Libbii
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Dec 30, 2008

When my cat's had diarrhea I gave them boiled chicken to eat and also a dose of Plantaeris which is a herbal treatment for cat diarrhea. I bought it online from the Pet Wellbeing.com company. Diarrhea is how your cat's body protects itself from toxins she’s ingested. Food is forced to pass through her system quickly. Liquids are expelled before her digestive tract has a chance to absorb them, which is what causes both the liquid feces and dehydration.

Cat diarrhea is a very common problem and has many causes:

Mild food poisoning from eating spoiled food
Changes in diet
Viral infections
Parasites
Stress
In many cases, the cat simply has a very sensitive stomach, or is reacting to stressful events such as a changed environment.

If your cat gets diarrhea, here’s what to do:

Try to figure out what caused your cat’s diarrhea. If she's eaten something toxic, get her to a vet immediately. If you think it was caused by a change in diet, put your cat back on her former diet.

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wanda f.
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Dec 20, 2008

take your cat to the vet

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Diana L.
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Dec 20, 2008

Please take her to the Vet right away, a week is too long. She may have a parasite or have a medical issue.

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Linnea D.
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Dec 20, 2008

This happened to my cat, too. The best and only thing that I know to do is take her to the vet. It could be anything and they can do tests to make sure she gets the right treatment. Good luck!

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Ladycrone43
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Dec 20, 2008

First have your vet check her out. Older cats also sometimes have diarrhea due a lack of digestive enzymes and adding enzymes to her food may help. Diarrhea can be a symptom of many things and older cats are more likely to develop diabetes or kidney problems. Best bet is a thorough exam by a vet.

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Gail B.
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Dec 20, 2008

I'm with Jill on this one! If this has been going on a week she very likely could be dehydrated which could be deadly for a 12 year old especially. You need to take her to the vet pronto!

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Jill C.
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Dec 20, 2008

you should take her to the vet, it can be her thyroid, kidneys... they can give you meds that will be safe for her, she may also needs fluids to compensate for the diarrhea

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