Diarrhoea – an abnormal increase in frequency, fluidity and volume of faeces due to an excessive faecal water content.
Vomiting – the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth.
If your cat is reasonably bright, not passing large amounts of blood and not showing any other symptoms, we recommend following these instructions before making an appointment:
– If your cat has vomitting and/or diarrhoea, we recommend starving for 12-24 hours (ONLY if over 6months old, if your kitten under 6 months old is vomiting or diarrhoea please contact us at SimplyCats immediately)
– After 12-24 hours, introduce a bland meal, such as boiled, white fish, feed little and often (small meals 4 times a day.)
– Gradually introduce plain chicken to the diet.
– We then recommend mixing Purina EN diet slowly into the cats diet, again feeding small meals throughout the day. Feeding little and often is the key.
– If your cat is still suffering from vomiting and diarrhoea after 24 hours please contact us for an appointment or before if you are at all worried.
Monitor your cats symptoms and mention these to the vet should you require a consultation
– Frequency of diarrhoea? How many times per day?
– How long has your cat had diarrhoea?
– Is you cat vomiting, straining or suffering from high temperature?
– Does your cats personality and demeanour appear different to normal?
– Is there blood or mucous in the diarrhoea?
– What colour is the diarrhoea? Brown, Yellow, Dark Red? Green?
Worms are a common cause of diarrhoea, it is therefore important that you ensure your cat is wormed regularly, please ask us at SimplyCats for further information on worming treatments or click here for information about worms.
Dietary problems are another common cause of diarrhoea. If your cat has a sensitive stomach we suggest feeding a low fat, easily digested, medium protein diet food, fed little and often throughout the day.