My cat has been dealing with very runny stools for the last few days, she drinks and eats as normal and sleeps and plays as normal, we have tried changing food, that had helped but now its like we have to change food again. She cannot handle moist food, seems too rich for her, she is 6 years old, should she be using a different type of food?
Type of Animal: Cat
Name of Cat: Missy
Changing food, taking away the moist food helped alot, she likes mositened dry food, she only eats about a tablespoon or more, I think just a taste to satisfy her.
We do have an additional cat who was brought into her domain a year ago, we basically rescued it.
Does this present more issue than not?
Hi there,Thanks for your question regarding your 6 year old girl Missy who has had very runny stools over the last few days. There are a number of possible causes for this other than just diet - including gastrointestinal parasites, infectious causes (salmonella and campylobacter for example) and problems like IBS and IBD. If the feces haven't firmed up at all over the last few days, then I really would encourage you to get Missy to your local Vet for a full check up. You should also try and collect a fresh fecal sample to take with you as this can be sent for a full fecal analysis including fecal float to rule out gastrointestinal worms. If all was clear on this - then you could try a diet trial for Missy using a novel or hydrolysed protein diet like Hill's Z/D or D/D. Or you could just try a 'sensitive stomach' food from Hill's or Royal Canin. In the mean time, something very bland like cooked, boneless, skinless chicken breast and rice would be ideal. I don't think this is related to the other cat you brought into your home a year ago - unless this was possibly a stress related issue, however this is very unlikely.Best of luck with Missy and let me know how you get on. Please just reply if you need more info.Kind Regards,Dr Edwards
Veterinarian - BVSc