Help with 18 year old cat with diarrhea

  • She started with diarrhea after ac died and was out 3 days tried hills probiotics no help haven't changed her food last 3 days trying chicken and rice which she picks chicken out of she is afraid of everything not sure next step people that know her says trip to vet would probably kill her she's that scared and fragile diagnosed years ago with starting kidney failure very tiny to begin with 

  • Hello Jusy and thnak you for this question.

    I'm sorry to hear about what's been going on.


    As she is an older girl and this diarrhoea is continuing and not responding to symptomatic therapy, a vet visit is key, so we can determine what is going on and what therapy is needed.

    If you want to avoid a trip to the clinic, you can request a home visit.

    As she jas kidney disease, this may have progressed, so the toxin levels are causing the diarrhoea.

    However, there are many other things that can cause diarrhoea in an older cat including an overactive thyroid, intestinal disease, liver disease etc.


    A bland diet and probiotics are wise.

    We also want to ensure she is not becoming dehydrated and can offer e.g. cat soup and rehydration solutions such as Oralade.


    Do also ensure she is up to date with a broad acting wormer such as Fenbendazole.

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