A liquid stool in a kitten: causes and treatment
Diarrhea is a loose stool, single or multiple. Why does he come to the kitten? Now consider the common causes.
Because of what there is a liquid chair near the kitten
- Binge eating.
- Unsuitable food for a kitten.
- Individual intolerance of any products.
- Mental state of the animal.
- Glistovye infestations.
- Infectious diseases.
- Abnormalities of the intestine.
Normally, food should be processed in the body in 6-7 hours. During this time, up to 79% of nutrients are absorbed in the intestine of the animal. In the large intestine, metabolic products accumulate. Further correctly formed feces without inclusions are excreted through the rectum. If, for example, a kitten has diarrhea with blood, then this indicates a bacterial infection. However, about we will talk further.
In this case, the intestinal peristalsis is increased, the liquid contents accumulate in large quantities and, of course, therefore, does not have time to assimilate into the blood, as a result passes into the rectum in the same state. As a rule, diarrhea caused by overeating is single, and it is treated quite simply. It is enough to reduce the volume of a portion.
Unsuitable food for a kitten
Diarrhea can cause:
- eating corpses of animals and live mice;
- overdue products;
- fatty and fried foods;
- poisonous plants.
Sometimes diarrhea is caused by a change of water. Therefore, always give the pet only the usual liquid for it.
Often, diarrhea in a kitten occurs when switching from a mother's milk to ordinary food. To translate it into an unusual food, it should be gradually, slowly adding it to the milk. How to introduce new products so that the kitten does not become vilified? 2 months - this is the period when you need to give him a little diluted milk and milk porridge first. And then gradually offer other products.
Sometimes even minor changes in diet lead to diarrhea. Especially it happens with cats of unnatural breeds.
Individual intolerance of any products
For each animal there is a certain list of products, the use of which can trigger an allergic reaction and a loose stool. A kitten and an adult animal is very often caused by dairy products. Since the body lacks a lactose enzyme. Diarrhea can also provoke the following products:
To eliminate allergies, you simply remove the unsuitable product from the diet of the cat (kitten). If the kitten is actually deficient in lactose enzyme, it is necessary to remove dairy products from the diet. Her lack of health will not affect her. Inclusion of sour-milk products in the kitten's menu is not forbidden, especially since they are usually absorbed well.
Mental state of the animal
A liquid chair near a kitten can arise as a result of stress, and it can be provoked by the most common situations: a trip in public transport, a dog barking, moving, etc.
To treat such a diarrhea, it is enough to remove the irritating factor, and if this is not possible, then you just need to pet the animal and tell it how and what happens. Cats are intelligent creatures, and they will perfectly understand you.
Usually associated with poor-quality food, and with various kinds of substances (gasoline, resin, chemicals, lime, etc.). Cats are careful in making food, and it is very unlikely that they are eating something like that on their own. But a kitten, 2 months old, has little experience, so he can try any "byaka".
Harmful substances can get to the cat with improper care of its bowl (poor washing-off of the detergent). Also, poisoning with low-quality drugs, which the veterinarian prescribed, is not excluded. It is not the doctor who is to blame, but the producer of the drug: the product can be counterfeit, well, or overdue (in this case, the claims are against the seller and yourself, since you need to carefully study the packaging).
If you find diarrhea with blood in your kitten, contact the veterinarian right away. Because it is with poisoning that such violations can be associated. Perhaps your cat will need an antidote. So do not hesitate.
Invasive diseases are usually caused by worms and protozoa. Among these may be lamblia, isospores and others. If you see a liquid stool near the kitten, and even with mucus and blood - it's just worms. Therefore, you need to contact the veterinarian, he will choose the appropriate treatment.
Diarrhea in unvaccinated pets is a far from harmless phenomenon. And causes a lot of questions from their owners. After all, it is possible that the cat can have one of the following infections: plague, coronavirus infection, coronavirus enteritis, etc. These diseases are accompanied not only by diarrhea, but also by high temperature, general oppression, vomiting. Do you observe a similar picture? Immediately go to a specialist! Otherwise, even a lethal outcome is possible.
Pathologies of the intestine
Pathologies are different. These include: problems in the work of digestive enzymes, intestinal mucosal trauma, inflammation and cancer. Some kittens have even pancreatitis if the baby feeds incorrectly.
In order to determine exactly which disease the animal has, we need to analyze the color, texture, odor, and amount of feces. Also important is the overall health of the kitten. Examining the listed indicators, you can determine which part of the intestine is broken.
If the diarrhea in an animal lasts longer than 2 days - this is an occasion to consult a doctor. Together with the feces, the fluid leaves the body, which is fraught with dehydration and even death, if assistance is not provided on time. You can try to give the cat a solution of "Regidron": 1/6 of the bag is bred in water and given to the kitten (or cat). It is more convenient to do this through a syringe without a needle. After all, not every cat will agree to drink it simply from a bowl, because it is salty.
If the kitten has diarrhea with blood inclusions, and all this is accompanied by vomiting, it is impossible to do without visiting or calling a veterinarian. Do not try to treat yourself!
Important for the diagnosis and color of the stool. Brown indicates intolerance to food or allergies to its components, possibly poisoning with poor food or poor-quality medicines. If the chair is light, and the smell is unpleasant - this may be a symptom of a plague. Urgently need help from a specialist.
In any case, going to a consultation with a veterinarian, take with you some animal stool for research.
The kitten has a loose stool. What to do?
When diarrhea in the cat first time, once, body temperature is normal, there is no weakness and no appetite, you can treat your pet with your own hand.
When liquid stools should be excluded from the menu of the animal milk, carbohydrates and starch.
We must not give the kitten to eat for 12 hours (for adult cats, the "diet" is extended to 24 hours) - do not worry, they are not harmed by a lack of food. Add more liquid.
After the specified time, the pet can be fed, but give half the usual portion. When the kitten has diarrhea, it is allowed to feed only light food (3 times a day, small portions). Allowed: boiled chicken and broth from it; boiled yolk; boiled rice, can be on chicken broth; baby meat puree. If the cat only eats ready-made food, then you must buy a habit of the usual brand, but with the mark "sensitive digestion."
Once the animal has recovered, you can return to the usual menu for him.
Among other things, while the cat is ill, you need to give it twice a day, half a tablet of activated carbon, which dissolves in ordinary boiled water. It is also necessary to give the cat a decoction of herbs: chamomile, St. John's wort, or oak bark (they have astringent and healing effect) 5 ml 3 times a day.
You can take the drug Bactisubtil. 1/4 capsules dissolve in water, given 2 times / day. The drug is well tolerated by both adults and small animals. If it is not there, then Smecta (baby) is suitable, the dosage is 1/4 of a bag 2 times a day. Additionally, give any prebiotic, better "Bifidum", 1 dose per day before meals. Since the drug is designed for 5 doses, it must be stored in the refrigerator.
If after a couple of days the kitten (cat) is no better, take it (her) to the veterinary clinic to the doctor.
Now you know why there is a loose stool in the kitten: the reasons and treatment for this disorder we considered in the article. We hope that the information provided to your attention was helpful to you.