Ways to Stop Chronic Diarrhea in Cats
No home remedy is likely to heal a cat suffering from chronic diarrhea. Your first step should be to take your cat to the vet for proper diagnosis as there will most likely be an underlying health problem that’s contributing to the chronic diarrhea problem.
Depending on what the vet says, the following highlights a few steps you could take on your own to help alleviate some of the diarrhea symptoms your cat is experiencing.
A Disciplined Diet Plan
What your cat eats and drinks is likely to have an impact on the severity of the symptoms. Your vet may suggest an alteration to your cat’s normal diet so that less stress is put on the cat’ gastrointestinal tract.
For example, you may have also unknowingly been feeding your cats food that they have low tolerance to. Diarrhea may also happen to cats on a high-fiber diet so a switch to a low-fiber (digestible) diet may potentially help. The vet should be able to point you in the right direction.
Offering Fresh, Clean Water
Cats with chronic diarrhea are more prone to experiencing conditions like dehydration so it’s very important to encourage water intake. We would suggest changing your cat’s water bowl at least once a day, especially if the cat hasn’t been drinking as much as he should be.
Offering Probiotic Supplements
It might be worth asking your vet if probiotic supplements will help with your cat’s diarrhea condition. Diarrhea may occur due to an imbalance of bacteria in the gut. Giving your cat probiotic supplements may help restore balance. Make sure to only use probiotics designed for cats.