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My cat is almost three months I started giving him solid

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my cat is almost three months I started giving him solid food at the beginning he was ok . I notice he had diarria so waited a couple of days and he continued. so I stop now I have on dry food and he doesn't want it. he ate a littlw last nigjt. but hasn't ate today . he's drinking lots of water . should I be concern
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Terri replied 11 months ago.

Hello, My name is Terri.
It is my pleasure to assist you today!
I am reviewing your question right now and will reply in a few minutes.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
are you there
Expert:  Terri replied 11 months ago.

Hi Mary,

It is normal for a kitten to get diarrhea from any food change but canned food is much better for cats.

Please read article written by feline vet:

Max may be drinking a lot because dry food is very dehydrating and so is diarrhea.

Get some smooth pate canned kitten food or human baby food chicken with no onion powder.

Add one tablespoon of rice cereal or boiled white rice to each can or jar.Feed until the stool is normal for 48 hours.

In addition give him a half tsp of plain yogurt every day for good bacteria

If he gets dehydrated give him tuna water drained from the can.

Please let me know how he is doing .Reply here or we can speak on the phone.

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Expert:  Terri replied 11 months ago.
Hi Maryluz,

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