The raw bones I pureed are bones of different part of chicken sold in a pack, and I added this to raw chicken breast and canned food, so there is no skin.
Do you think the cause of his diarrhea could be bone having been processed? Or are some cats allergic to raw bones? Will he gradually get better with it after some time?
He had normal but a bit soft stool about 4 hours before he ate. After eating this raw meal with canned food, he was crying in litter box for ages and had diarrhea, so I suppose the pureed bone might have irritated his bowl. He has never had diarrhea in his life....
Okay, what exactly did the parts look like? I think there may be the possibilty that the "many parts" you blended (in a blender!?) were not actually boney parts. Bones from chickens are not soft enough to be blended in a blender! I think maybe what you bought was gizzards? If he's eating large amounts of raw meat with no bone, that may cause the runs.
Cats aren't allergic to raw bones, well, let me say that MOST cats aren't. Raw meat/bones and cooked meat/bones are different and react different to carnivores.. my cats are allergic to chicken in pet food, but not raw chicken. See what I mean?
Blending the bones shouldn't have caused him any "irritation", we feed coarsely ground bone all the time and no one's had any issues.
What I meant by PROCESSING the raw with PROCESSED food was that since raw digests at a different rate than the canned food.. it is possible his tummy is upset by eating both at once. This doens't happen OFTEN but it is a possibility.
Bone is primarily calcium, and calcium can be very constipating. If your cat ate more than a very small amount of bone, it's likely that he's constipated. Sometimes when a cat is badly constipated, he will strain so hard in the litterbox that all he manages to push out is a little liquid stool that leaks out from around the constipated stool. That may be what you saw that made you think he was having diarrhea.
Because bone can be so constipating, it should be fed in small amounts only and with plenty of muscle meat. My raw-fed cats get 1/4 of a chicken neck daily as their bone source, along with muscle and organ meats. Even with that small amount of bone, I occasionally have a cat constipate and have to eliminate the bone from their meals entirely for a day or two.
This is also a very good point. Even if your kitty has the runs for a long time, he can still be very constipated. I think we need to find out how much bone or meat you gave him.. and whether it was actually bone or not?
It seems that the possibility of constipation is small now....cuz he just had another watery stool. Now I don't know how long this will last. I will try to get slippery Elm Bark Powder. Does diarrhea in cat usually last many days?
Now he is sitting on my bed, looking pissed.
LOL When I get the runs for more than a few days, I am also not so happy!
What laurie was saying could still be true, if he is extremely constipated that only the slight liquid is coming out. I would, at this point, bring him for a checkup as well. IF he ate too much bone and it's causing him to be severly constipated he may need help to push it out (enema).. if it's just that he's eating too much muscle meat, or his tummy isn't dealing with trying to process two different types of food (raw & cooked) at once, atleast you will get peace of mind that he isn't stuck-up.
We've done raw now for 3+ years and if our cats get the runs now (which they do every so often when I forget to add enough bone) it's usually only one time.. then we give bone and they're good. Antibiotics cause the runs, so when a cat is on those we tend to also give SEB daily with more bone heavy meals.
Runs can cause dehydration, so it's super important that you find a way to stop it. Whether that's stopping the raw for a while, or going to the vet to get their opinion. Maybe give him a few weeks to get better and start over? But make sure you KNOW for 100% sure what parts you are giving him, and whether or not they are "enhanced" (enhanced chicken is full of extra salt that causes runs in most every animal - this happens more than people would like to know).