Why is my cat having diarrhea?
April 15, 2013 10:30 AM Subscribe
My cat is pooping on himself. At first, we thought it was because his fur is too long, so we trimmed him. But now we think it's actually diarrhea (and even the blobs are soft) so it's probably more than just a kitten-doesn't-know-how-to-clean-himself problem.
posted by ethidda to Pets & Animals (21 answers total)
I have two kittens, both 11 months old Siberian Forest Cats. We had them both brought to the vet a month or so after I got them (so about 5 months ago) and they were pronounced to be perfectly healthy.
The girl cat is smaller than the boy cat, 8 lbs vs 12 lbs at last weigh in. So we thought it might be the litter box (being too small or something). We trimmed his fur, but that just means he got it even more all over himself. And actually the quality of poop is different (hers is hard, and his is soft and/or liquidy) so we think it's more of a health issue.
They are fed raw food in the morning (Rad Cat brand) and free fed dry kibble (Origens brand). He seems to eat more of the raw food than she does. There is always water.
We moved about two months ago, but he's had the problem even before we moved. Since we moved, we've had to spray pesticide in the apartment (the pest control people said the cats were safe to roam after everything is dry). But again, this wasn't the start of the problem.
I plan to bring him into the vet. But I don't have a vet right now (I didn't really like the ones we went to earlier), and everything's pretty hectic. So if there are easy things to try in conjunction with visiting the vet, I'd love to hear your suggestions.