Worried about cat

posted 5 days ago in Pets
Post # 2
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

Has she eaten anything else? Extra treats? Have you changed her food recently? Overfeeding can also cause loose stool. Just watch her for a few days and see if it resolves, I know it can be worrisome. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

Our kitten had loose stools for a while. We thought it was the food, so we did food trials. Turns out it may have been from their drinking fountain. We have a running fountain, and when we took it apart it was filthy in the hidden crevices.

The vet can also test the poo (snap test). Pumpkin should help with poo problems too.

Best! 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

Seconding the pumpkin, it’s amazing (if you can get them to eat it). It could very well be stress, or a mild virus or bacterial thing. Is the food you give her grain free?

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

My cat had the same problem. I gave him pumpkin which he loved, but unfortunately this caused urine crystals 🙁 So be careful with that. I switched to Royal Canin digestive care food and it’s been helping.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

My cat has periodic loose (and horrendous smelling) stool and all tests came back too. We switched her to a hypoallergenic food and try to Keep her environment low stress. We figured out stress or certain food combos were causing it for the most part. Sometimes it’s just a random occurrence, it’s not always a bad sign in cats.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

Some cats develop grain intolerances. It’s hard for them to digest, they’re designed to run on meat and water, lol. Cats are often stubborn about food transitions, but eventually they realize that they’d better eat what’s there or do without. I don’t mean that to sound harsh, there are ways of easing them into new food that your vet might have some suggestions about, but they’re never going to be like dogs in that way (vacuum cleaners), and sometimes they’re just testing how long it takes you to buckle. There are quite a few grain free brands, so you can test a few and see what she might warm to 🙂 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

I mean, you could have her tested, or you could just try eliminating grain from her diet and see if she improves. It probably won’t show up on an allergy test as it’s not really an allergy, just a tough thing for them to digest, like cow’s milk is for most humans. 

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