Diarrhea in cats may be regarded as nature’s effort to rid the body of some deleterious or irritant substance which would be better removed. Here we will see what features may be involved in this process:


  • Foreign bodies, as hair, stones, pins, bits of wood or bone, etc. 
  • Worms in kittens body 
  • Decayed or undigested food, including allergies to food. 
  • Ptomaines 
  • Poisons 
  • Excessive bile
  • Bacteria 

Sometimes symptomatic of tuberculosis, distemper, infection enteritis. 


  • The cat has vomiting and diarrhea and sometimes frothy feces 
  • The cat seems lethargic (more tired than usual) 
  • Colic and increased respiration 
  • Rapid loss of condition, and eventually considerable emaciation and weakness, anemia  

The condition of your cat may become one of dysentery if bright red blood is also passed with excreta. The excessive straining may induce prolapse or eversion of the rectum. That is why necessary to go to cat’s veterinarian. 

diarrhea in the cat


  1. Soothing calming and astringent diet. You should buy special canned food for cats with diarrhea. Royal Canin, Hill’s Prescription Diets, and Purina pet food companies have a veterinary-only subset of diets created for special medical conditions. Also, you can give boiled rise, boiled chicken or egg.  
  2. You can add half a teaspoon of unflavored Metamucil for diarrhea into your cat’s food for 5-7 days once or twice per day may help firm things up.  
  3. Probiotics give good enteric bacterias into the gastrointestinal system to help balance a system that is destroyed by diarrhea. An easy and tasty option is FortiFlora for cats and kittens (Purina pro plan product).   
  4. Your cat should drink all time while she has diarrhea. Water deprivation may be large with constant diarrhea and your cat may get dehydrated. To find dehydration, softly pick up the normally loose skin at the back of the neck. When a cat is normally hydrated, the skin clicks right back down. The cat is dehydrated If the pinched skin smooths out slow or stays tented. If the cat shows to be dehydrated, take her to the vet right away.  

Remember you should go to the veterinarian. If your cat has diarrhea more than a few days and vomiting too, the cat needs veterinary attention. Call your vet and ask what you should do.