How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask J E Harrison Your Own Question
J E Harrison
J E Harrison, Veterinarian
Category: Pet
Satisfied Customers: 1022
Experience:  UK small animal vet and acupuncturist with an interest in rabbits,geriatric patients and surgery.
7313698
Type Your Pet Question Here...
J E Harrison is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

What is a safe OTC antidiarrheal medicine for cats

Resolved Question:

No Comment Added
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  J E Harrison replied 8 years ago.

Hi,

Probably the safest med you can use over the counter is one containig kaolin and pectin - this is a binding agent and not a antibiotic. However any medication should really only be administered under the supervision of a vet so it would b worth callling your vet to check that this is suitable for the individual animal.

There is a product available called kapectolin or kao-spen. There used to be one called kaopectatae which is now NOT safe for use in cats du to and ingredient change.

These produts can be given at a dose of one to two teaspoons per 10lb of cat every frou to six hours, orally. You could also combine this with a bland food diet of plain chicken and bolied rice to try to ease the diarrhoea. If there is no resolution within a few days or your cat shows any other signs of ill health, Take her to the vet.

I hope this helps,

Jen

J E Harrison and other Pet Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Thanks Jen! I'll give this a try and if the problem is still with us after 48 hours, I'll take her to the vet

Related Pet Questions