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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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Is there a good home remedy for diarrhea?

My Jack - 20 pounds of pure manly mancat - came down with a case of the sniffles yesterday. Today he has a bit of diarrhea. It's likely just a cold but I'd like to make him comfortable overnight until I can get him to the vet. Does anyone have a home remedy for the kitty runs?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 05:07 PM
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i'm sorry, i have no idea. my cats will usually have maybe one soft-serve stool every few months but it doesn't seem to be a problem. i think unless he can't eat any food, and you're taking him to the vet, he's probably okay.
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If you're planning on taking him to the vet then I'd say just wait.

If you're not able to get in for a few days then try giving him wet food with a bit (1 tsp or so) of canned pumpkin puree mixed in. Make sure it's just canned pumpkin, not pumpkin pie mix...but the fiber in it help firm up their stool and soothe their digestive system a bit. Also make sure he didn't get in to any left overs he shouldn't have. When our cats get the runs it's always been caused by either someone feeding them something they shouldn't have, or them finding bits of food they should have.


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poor jack. hope he feels better soon.

don't forget the probiotics, too, maybe. it can help him replace that intestinal flora that gets lost with a bout of diarrhea and will help his digestive system recover. at least that's how i understand it - like us eating yogurt to help our insides, too.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, all. Well, this is the problem with having 5 cats - one is never sure just who is doing what in the litter boxes! Turns out it may not have been Jack after all. This AM he is all vim and vigor and his usual happy self. My 15+yo Maine Coon however did not come down for breakfast. SHE may be the one not feeling well after all. Never dull around here that's for sure! I'll keep an eye on her today. Thanks for the advice.

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Pure canned pumpkin is great for firmness.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 12:24 PM
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Baby food peas also works
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