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Cat Diarrhea

Overview of Cat Diarrhea

Diarrhea is defined as the rapid movement of fecal matter through the intestine, resulting in poor absorption of electrolytes, nutrients and water and leading to abnormally frequent and voluminous evacuation of loose, unformed, soft-to-fluid stool. Diarrhea can be acute (come on suddenly) or chronic (lasting more than a week or two). Diarrhea is a symptom, not a disease. It can be caused by any number of distinct medical conditions.Regardless of the exact reason for a

Causes of Cat Diarrhea

Diarrhea in cats can occur due to a number of different reasons. In most cases, cats experience diarrhea from exposure to an outside factor such as parasites, bacteria, or protozoa. Cats can also experience diarrhea as a symptom of a disease or infection.One of the most common causes of diarrhea in cats is parasites. Hookworms, tapeworms, roundworms, and whipworms can all cause cats to experience diarrhea. Cats can also have diarrhea if they become infected

Preventing Cat Diarrhea

A bout of diarrhea in cats, and especially kittens, is a distressing situation for both the cat and the pet owner. Diarrhea in cats and kittens can be caused by a variety of factors, and chronic diarrhea can develop if these factors are not addressed. If your cat or kitten is prone to diarrhea, the following guidelines may help to prevent future episodes of diarrhea in your feline companion.Parasites, intestinal bacteria, a change in diet,

Treating Cat Diarrhea

It is essential to identify the underlying cause of feline diarrhea before an appropriate and effective treatment protocol can be developed. In many cases, the source of the problem can simply be removed or avoided – such as removing dietary ingredients that are not well tolerated by a particular cat – and the diarrhea will quickly resolve. If the cause is not readily apparent, the attending veterinarian has a number of diagnostic and management tools


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