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kitty diarrhea

We recently got two kittens from a shelter. 1 is doing well no issues Siamese mix. The other is unknown slightly longer haired cat. Their paper work both said 4 months. We brought them home and began to fatten them up a bit. the second was rather thin you could palpate his 3 backbones all the way down his back. we fed him wet food and dry food, for about 3 feedings a day. For a week and a half all was well. He has now put on some weight and we are no longer feeding him /them as much but now he has diarrhea all the time. We have been only giving him dry food as it seems to lesson the severity, and have changed to a sensitive stomach cat food. He still has issues. and drips through the house some. No worms are seen. He drinks and eats fine. no dehydration issues
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Hi okemi,

Oh, that can't be fun...

Changes in diet can cause tummy upset. Were they getting a different dry food at the shelter? And have you been giving wet and dry food from the time you got them?

It could also be a food sensitivity, if there is something different in one of the foods he's now getting. Grains, chicken, and fish are among the top allergens for kitties, so if any of those are in the foods, I would try eliminating one at a time to see if that resolves the problem.

I would also get both dewormed, as you wouldn't necessarily see all worms in poo. If the diarrhea doesn't stop, next would be a vet visit to check a fecal sample and you may want to also do a full PCR panel for diarrhea, as it can detect other parasites that wouldn't necessarily show up in poo.

In the meantime, you could give just a teeny bit of plain canned pumpkin to see if that firms up the stool a bit.
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