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Experience:  16 years of experience in small animal internal medicine, surgery, and preventive care.
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My cat has had the diareah days, I have seen her

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my cat has had the diareah for three days, I have seen her pick at food and drink a bit should I take her to the vet or wait a few more days. FYI she will be 16 years old in June
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 7 months ago.
Welcome! Thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will be assisting you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice. 1- Any pre existing medical conditions? 2- Is she on any medications? 3- Any other symptoms?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
No existing condition. No meds. Only other symptom is she is very loud about wanting more attention
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 7 months ago.
Please give me a few minutes to type your answer. Thank you.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 7 months ago.
Friend, diarrhea can be caused by many different medical conditions. It will be difficult for me to determine the exact underlying cause without a hands on examination and some testing. But, common causes are: Dietary indiscretion, ingestion of a foreign body, infections, or even part of a systemic disease to name a few causes. This is what you can do:1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or imodium. 2- Change her diet to rice (50%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (50%) until the stool is back to normal then wean her back into her regular diet. 3- Supplement with a probiotic (fortiflora), these are friendly bacteria that help with regularity. You can buy this over the counter in any pet store. 4- If after doing the above you do not see improvement within 24 hours I would have her checked by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination. My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.