If you have a cat that has liquid stools, the problem can come from several sources, for each one, I explain the solutions to put in place to solve the problem.
Cat with liquid stools: The different causes and their solutions
If your cat has liquid stools, here are all the possible causes, how to recognize them and finally how to put in place the appropriate solution for each problem so that he can return to normal stools.
By parasites, we mean larvae, fleas, ringworms and ticks among others, which will multiply in the body of the feline and will disturb, among other things, its transit. You can check their presence in his stool to get a definitive idea.
Regarding the solutions, have it dewormed and don’t forget the dewormer to avoid recurrences. Even indoor cats can get them from mosquitoes, for example. Outdoors, foliage is a nest for parasites and even prey can transmit them.
Cats that eat too many carbohydrates can have liquid stools, so starchy foods and vegetables should not represent more than 33% of their food and the rest should be meat or fat for an optimal macro-nutritional balance.
The food must also be of sufficient quality, and preferably EU brand whose manufacturing standards are high. Avoid sub-brands written in languages of countries that are not among the most developed. It must also be lukewarm or cold and not hot to avoid transit problems.
An agitated, fearful cat is in full stress and you will have to calm it down or remove what is stressing it so that its transit returns to normal. Cats have two main sources of stress: Change, such as a move requiring 30 days of adaptation on average and a personal space that is too restless or too noisy.
Very common in young cats who put their noses everywhere, toxic ingestions are due to many things such as toxic plants for example. Provide him with healthy air while waiting for his recovery and keep him away from potential toxic substances such as the smell of cigarettes or household products.
An infection can also cause this problem, as with us. In this case, make sure that he can eat soft in order to facilitate digestion as much as possible and give him omega-3s. He should recover quickly.
A high fiber diet will also help firm up his stools but will make it more difficult for him to look at while he is sick as he will refer to easily digestible food.
Solutions while waiting for the veterinarian
Several things can be put in place to regulate your cat’s transit while waiting for basic treatment in the event of a pathology. Here’s everything you need to put in place while waiting for medical treatment.
Water helps regulate transit well, so convince him to drink by giving him drier food by flavoring the water with chicken juice or tuna oil. Water flowing through a cat water fountain will also be more attractive to him than his bowl.
Rest is necessary when there is a problem in the body so don’t let it out and make sure it is calm. Especially since he can start defecating involuntarily while moving if the cat’s stools are really liquid.
A good supply of fibre, lactic ferments and Omega-3
These 3 elements are excellent for properly regulating transit. Some croquettes are very rich in fiber, you can check the content on the packaging. For lactic ferments, the ideal is to give them in the form of food supplements. Finally, fish and fish oils are very rich in Omega-3.
Take small fish as a source of food because they are much lower in mercury than large swordfish or tuna, which are harmful to the cat’s body (just like ours in lesser proportions).
Cat with liquid stools: The final word
A cat that poops liquid has a problem that must be solved and which is often very temporary, it is enough just to take corrective actions to solve the problem which is not serious in the vast majority of cases.