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Diarrhea in Cats

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Diarrhea in cats is not uncommon. Diarrhea can be caused by allergies to food, food intolerance, toxic ingestion, parasite infection, or by eating something that the cat shouldn’t have. A sudden change in a cat’s diet or lifestyle can also cause diarrhea. This can potentially last for days, weeks, or months depending on the cause.    

Symptoms:

Cats experiencing diarrhea may also experience the following symptoms: 

  • Loss of appetite
  • Dehydration
  • Increased thirst
  • Flatulence
  • Abdominal pain
  • Lethargy
  • Blood in the stool
  • Weight loss

Treatments

Veterinarians may conduct a set of tests such as complete blood count, urinalysis, multiple fecal examination tests, thyroid tests, x-rays, ultrasound, endoscopy, and biopsy to determine the cause of your cat's diarrhea.

After analyzing the symptoms and test results, vets may prescribe special dietary treatments, fluid therapy, probiotic supplements, antibiotics, and antiparasitics to help ease diarrhea. 

Preventions and Recommendations

Always consult a veterinarian when deciding on a nutrition plan or supplement for your pet. Anti-diarrheal medications should not be given unless prescribed by a veterinarian. Do not give your cats human medications as they can be extremely toxic to pets. 

Concerned about your cat’s diarrhea? Schedule an appointment with one of our veterinary professionals today at https://vetster.com/ for advice and to learn more.

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