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My cat has diarrhoea, It started today she has done it three

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My cat has diarrhoea
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Can you tell me a little more about the cat's situation? How long has this been a concern?
Customer: It started today she has done it three times
JA: Does the cat ever go outside? Is she taking any medications?
Customer: she is a house cat and is not taking any medications
JA: And what's the cat's name and age?
Customer: her name is ***** ***** she is seven
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Tilly?
Customer: No
Submitted: 21 days ago.
Category: Cat
Customer: replied 21 days ago.
What do I do now
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 21 days ago.
Hi there, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.
I'm sorry to hear she has this issue.Is she alert, eating and active?
Any other signs such as diarrhoea, reduced appetite, a bloated abdomen or dry gums?
What does she eat and any access to toxins such as houseplants, human medicine or similar?
Customer: replied 21 days ago.
She is alert reduced appetite she eats wisckers only fish no toxins
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 21 days ago.
I am personally unable to make calls but am happy to continue talking via typing if that's OK.When did she go off her food?Is she otherwise symptom free?
Customer: replied 21 days ago.
Is it anything to worry about
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 21 days ago.
If she has no other symptoms, is still eating and drinking enough to keep her energy up and has wet and pink gums, I wouldn't be overly concerned at this stage.Diarrhoea, if mild, can be treated at home and should resolve within a day or two.While indoors, ensure she has been treated for worms with a broad acting wormer such as Panacur within the last 12 months.I would start a probiotic anti diarrhoea paste such as protexin prokolin which can be purchased online or from a pet shop without prescription.I would feed a bland diet of just boiled white chicken and rice for 24 hours hours rest the gut. Ensure she has plenty of water.The diarrhoea should improve daily and she should remain well.
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 21 days ago.

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Customer: replied 21 days ago.
That’s fine but she will only eat fish
Customer: replied 21 days ago.
dry food also fish
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 21 days ago.
I would give just white fish and rice for 24 hours (not kibble) as it is easier for the gut to digest.
Customer: replied 21 days ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 21 days ago.
Not a problem,
Take care.