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What would cause a white cotton like fabric in my cats fec

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What would cause a white cotton like fabric in my cats feces?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
Aloha! You're speaking with Dr. Michael Salkin
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. I can only imagine that Missy has been chewing on a white cotton-like fabric. Alternatively, you're seeing poorly- or nondigestible fiber from her food which can resemble grain kernels when it passes out of Missy.
You might try to see if the "white cotton-like fabric" is organic or nonorganic. You would need to wash away as much feces as possible and see if it dissolves along with the feces. This would suggest an organic substance - perhaps the fiber I mentioned. It's not dangerous and, in fact, assists Missy in staying regular.
Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
Hi Grace,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin

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