my cat has been pooing continuously since Friday, she's eating, drinking and looking quite perky, she's an indoor cat and is 9. I say continuously, she's been 3 times in the night, twice already today, they are becoming looser.
Type of Animal: walker
Name of Cat: squidge
keeping her warm, plenty of water
Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and specialist and will do my best to assist you today!Are there any other pets in the house?Is she straining to defecate or uncomfortable?Is she sick in any other way aside from the change in bowel movements?-
no other pets in the house, she seems a bit anxious, but not straining or anything, I have been looking after my neighbours cats ( in their own home) over this weekend, this is something I have often done. she's always been prone to being sick, especially with fur balls, the sickness has been on going since she was a kitten. I only feed her good quality dry cat food.
While other cases are difficult to completely rule out, your history would be consistent with a colitis (meaning inflammation of the intestinal tract and colonThe inflammation of the intestinal tract can be from many different causes including stress (a stress colitis), eating something abnormal and even certain types of infections.Often a fecal sample is checked here, especially if getting worse.If there is no cause and this is a non-specific colitis, your veterinarian may prescribe an antibiotic called Metronidazole.At home options your veterinarian may also recommend include the temporary use of a higher fiber diet (prescription such as Hill’s W/D) or even the use of a bland diet at home as well as increased fiber in the diet such as 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of a fiber source such as bran or metamucil in the food every 24 hours to help with the form of the stool.Probiotics (EXAMPLE HERE or HERE) can be considered as well.I hope this information helps!This is meant to be a running dialogue, and for this reason it is very IMPORTANT that you reply using the REPLY TO EXPERT button if more information is needed at any time BEFORE rating.Positive RATING (EXCITED FACE or 5 STARS) and bonus if happy is appreciated as this is the only way I know you have received the information and I receive credit for my time.Please remember to ONLY rate my answer when you are 100% satisfied. IF you feel the need to rate "Poor Service" or "Bad Service", please STOP and reply to me via the REPLY TO EXPERT button with the issue you have. I will be happy to continue further and do everything I can to provide you with the service you seek.Join thousands of satisfied customers by adding me to your bookmarks/favorites: CriticalCareVet. Just type your future question in the text box to direct it to my personal attention.With this communication - we are here to guide you in making the best decision for your pet. This is for informational purposes only. We are not allowed to diagnose and prescribe medications - rather provide a course of action to speak to your veterinarian about - and any medical therapy and treatment should only be performed after an in-person examination with your veterinarian as a professional-client relationship has not been established on the site. While information may be discussed, this is not intended as an encouragement for you to self treat your pet, rather information online, and any treatment provided should only be performed after consulting your veterinarian.
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