Cat Poop & Diarrhea Stuck To Fur? 💩
Cat poop stuck in fur is not a natural problem for cats. Therefore, cat systems are designed to poop appropriately without getting cat dingleberries stuck in their hair.
However, it is not a rare sight in household cats, especially if they have long fur. So, naturally, it is much easier for a cat with long hair to get poop stuck in its skin than for a short-haired cat. If this happens on a single occasion, then all you need to do is remove the poop from the cat’s fur. We are going to tell you how to do that in this article.
However, you should keep an eye out because if it happens again, the poop stuck in your cat’s hair or poop stuck in their butt could indicate a more significant issue. So let’s get to the bottom of this!
Ragdoll poop stuck in fur is not something you can ignore. You need to clean it to avoid any bacteria build-up, and then investigate what is causing the poop to get stuck if it is a recurring problem so that you can prevent it from becoming a long-term issue.
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So what’s the problem? The number one culprit is diet. Think about it: what we eat as humans affects the consistency of our poop, and it’s the same with cats. If we overeat fat, we will have sticky poop (an ex-boyfriend’s father once told me – “If you have to wipe more than once when you poop, then you have too much fat in your diet.”).
For cats, too much fat is not a likely issue. Instead, the problem is usually dry food, making their poop quite hard, with rough margins stuck in the fur like thistles. If this is the case, switching your cat to wet food might be the simplest solution to the “my cat keeps getting poop stuck in their fur” situation.
You can alternate the wet food with the dry to get a balanced diet that produces non-sticky poop. If you aren’t feeding your cat dry food but still encounter this issue, then you should find out what in their diet makes their poop sticky.
You might also start keeping a food diary to document what your cat is eating and how it affects its poop. This could take a while, but you are sure to identify the culprit sooner rather than later. Since cats have a personal body response to various types of food, observing your cat’s exact reactions is the best possible solution.
Other possible issues besides dry food could be that there are allergies. For example, food allergies can modify the consistency of the cat’s poop and make it sticky. If this is the case, you must treat the allergy to make the poop normal. Our Facebook readers talked about this too.
The veterinarian will help identify the allergen and then provide you with options to remove it from the cat’s diet. Aside from these, there can be mechanical issues causing the poop to get stuck in your cat’s fur.
For instance, if your cat uses a litter box that is too high, it might get too close to the edges, and the poop would get stuck in its fur. Try to observe your cat pooping outside the litter box to find out if this is the problem. Adopting a cat is not for the squeamish!
Normal Poop vs. Sticky Poop
Normal cat poop is quite dry but not dry enough to be edgy and get stuck in the cat’s fur. This is why getting poop in their fur is not typical for cats. However, things get problematic when the poop doesn’t have its normal consistency anymore. If the poop is too dry, it becomes thistle-like and tangled up in the fur.
On the other hand, the looser the stool is, the sticker it is. Semi-solid stools or mushy poop are easy to stick to the fur and challenging to get out. Anything looser than that and all the way to diarrhea adheres closely to the fur, which makes it very difficult to clean off.
You must be extremely thorough in removing loose poop from the cat’s fur, but you must do it because it can damage the skin.
The Most Common Situations
Large pieces of poop caught onto the cat’s fur – These are easy to see and smell. As you can see in the first picture, cats can get quite large pieces of poop stuck in their fur. Long-haired cats are more prone to this, and you must trim it out of there as soon as possible.
Small pieces of poop caught onto the cat’s fur – These are not so easy to spot, especially in long-haired cats, because the poop often gets masked by the fur. This is a problematic situation because the poop in the fur can start a mat. In this case, you will need scissors and a trimmer to get it out.
Diarrhea in the cat’s fur – This is very different from the other two situations described because it usually means that a large part of the cat’s fur is covered in diarrhea. It is essential to clean this entire area thoroughly every single time because diarrhea can cause skin issues.
Tiny pieces of poop caught onto the fur around the anus – This is probably the most common poop-in-fur issue. Sometimes, when cats poop, small bits get stuck in the hair around the anus. They usually clean these out themselves, but some cats are less likely than others to be thorough in the anal region.
Cats with mobility issues may not be able to reach their anal region, making this a significant problem for them because the poop in their fur affects the skin around their anus and perianal glands.
Why Should You Get the Poop Out of Your Cat’s Fur?
If the smell and stains on your floors and carpets are not enough to get you to trim out the poop from your cat’s fur, then here is more about the complications that could occur if you leave it there.
A larger piece of poop in your cat’s hair is quite impossible to ignore, so it’s a given you will get that out as soon as possible. You can also brush and trim out dried poop clumps at home.
Try putting a little powder on clumps to dry them out before brushing or trimming. Some pet owners recommend wipes that are made to be more pet-friendly:
The smaller bits or diarrhea are problematic because, if you have a cat with long hair, you might not even notice it right away. Little pieces of poop in the cat’s coat could lead to the formation of mats, large, bad-smelling mats in your cat’s fur.
As you may know, mats should always be taken out because they prevent the skin from breathing correctly and could lead to dermatological issues.
Moreover, suppose the mat has poop at its center. In that case, this makes it even more dangerous because the poop will ferment and lead to bacteria formation. Having this bacteria close to the sensitive skin under the mat can be problematic, and it can lead to the development of dermatitis.
Diarrhea is far more acid than regular poop, which makes it corrosive to the skin. If your cat gets diarrhea and you don’t clean up the area properly, you may notice that it will get a local inflammation. Then, you must clean its fur and skin with warm water and cat shampoo.
However, if the skin is already affected, you may also have to apply local treatment to the damaged skin. As for the small pieces of poop that get caught in the fur around your cat’s anus, you should get them out as soon as possible to prevent irritation and local inflammation. As mentioned above, poop ferments and generates bacteria, which could lead to inflammation and even skin infections in the anal region.
It would be best if you avoided this because it will affect your cat’s excretion, which could also cause digestive issues. If small mats are formed around the anus, then every time the cat poops, other small layers are added.
These mats could also block the cat’s anal glands or even prevent the cat from defecating correctly. You may notice the cat straining to poop in the litter box. All you have to do is clean the matted fur to get things back to normal.
How To Get Dried Poop off a Cat
Depending on the type of poop that your cat has stuck in its fur, you have to use a different method to remove it. Check out our Facebook page for more ideas on how to get dried poop off a cat.
There are many options if you want to know how to clean a Ragdoll’s bum. Depending on the size and consistency, you may be able to use tissue or a comb, or you may have to trim out some poop. Some looser stools can be removed with a suitable wet wipe.
Here is what you can do with each type of poop: For large pieces of poop – Use a tissue to pull off the dried poop nugget.
Then remember to check the fur for small pieces of poop that might be stuck there.
Pay special attention to the tips of the fur that might still have poop stuck onto them. Then, trim the entire area to remove other deposits and ensure that everything has been removed.
For small pieces of poop – You may need to use a trimmer, a comb, and a pair of scissors. The smaller pieces typically get stuck all the way up to the skin.
Put on a pair of rubber gloves and use the comb to delimitate the poop from the fur around it. Then press on it with your fingers to break it into smaller pieces.
Next, use a trimmer to separate it from the fur; if this doesn’t work, use scissors to cut around the poop.
Then use the trimmer on the area to get out the smaller pieces of poop.
For diarrhea – Washing or using a wet wipe – There is bound to be a big mess when it comes to diarrhea. However, if there is only a little diarrhea in the cat’s fur, a wet wipe might be enough to clean the cat.
Please note that these should be alcohol-free baby wipes. However, more than the wipe will be needed if diarrhea is on a more significant part of the fur.
The ideal solution is to give your cat a bath to wash away everything properly. However, it is enough if you only clean the soiled area.
However, we all know that giving your cat a bath can be pretty complicated. A suitable alternative is to use a towel, warm water, and cat shampoo. First, use a towel soaked in warm water to get the area wet.
Then, add the shampoo to get it clean, and lastly, after you rinse the towel thoroughly, soak it in water to rinse the shampoo off the cat’s fur. Make sure you rinse a few times to get it all out.
For the small pieces of poop caught in the fur around the cat’s anus – You can try getting a sanitary shave for your cat from a groomer, especially if there are mats.
The mats in this area are tough to remove, and you should rely on a professional to do this. If there are no mats yet, you can try using a trimmer, a wet towel, and shampoo.
Many readers like to use the Scaredy Cut to trim their cat’s pantaloons.
Two critical notes of caution about these suggestions: Be very careful with using cat scissors because this can cut skin and possibly lead to sutures from the vet or worse.
Even when owners try to protect their kitty by keeping their fingers between the skin and the scissors, people still report accidentally nicking a cat or mistaking skin for fur.
Two, don’t use any shampoo or wipe that leaves a residue a cat would have to lick off—yuck!
Overall, remember that cats should not naturally have an issue with “poopy butt,” so if it’s happening, it is worth consulting a vet and reevaluating their diet.
In the meantime, make sure you safely clean their bottom!
Here are a few other suggestions for how to get dried poop off a cat:
- Using a tissue to pull off the dried poop nugget
- Washing or using a wet wipe
- Getting a sanitary shave for your cat from a groomer
- Trimming using blunt scissors, scissors with guards, or a bikini or beard trimmer
How do you get rid of cat diarrhea stuck to fur? What other tips do you have for how to clean a cat’s bottom safely?
I give my cats Fortiflora, a powder probiotic made by Purina to correct runny stools and diarrhea. It’s very effective, and my finicky cats eat it with no problem when it’s sprinkled in their food. It comes in a box with 30 individual packets. Veterinary clinics sell it, but it’s cheaper to buy on Amazon. I highly recommend it.
I used to give this to mine too, until I found out that it has wheat and few probiotic strands. So if you ever get to the point where you need an alternative, Adored Beast’s Love Bugs is now my favorite.
My cat has been on Proviable and it seems to have cleared up all her digestive issues. You can get it from Chewy, no prescription.
Thank you – looks like there is a deal on it right now too.
Medical professional here, just want to say… I like to keep a bottle of antibacterial soap nearby when dealing with pet baths, especially when there’s poop involved. Wash any scratches right away with clean warm water (yes, I’ve had to tell people this). Skin ÷ claws + teeth + microbes = bad. Bad + poopy water = %$#@&!
Hopefully my cat will finish cleaning herself up tonight after having a trim and a wipe. If not, l will opt for the detatchable shower.
Just an addition with my 10c worth … I have 4 fluffy butts (2 x RagCoons, 1 x NFC and 1 x pure Raggie) and I’ve never attempted to go the soap and water route with any mucky-pantaloon events. I’m on my own – so only the one pair of hands – and I don’t have a death wish!
Instead, I lay them on their backs on my lap while I’m sitting on the toilet lid, and position the open bathroom bin by my knees. I grasp the left leg with my left hand, gently but firmly, while using my whole left arm to help keep them still. Bit like holding the bagpipes! Then it’s snip-snip with the small safety-ended grooming scissors, and the offending fur drops neatly into the bin. If the tail is a bit wappy and gets in the way, you can tuck the end between your knees.
It’s not like I take my cats to shows, so it doesn’t matter if they lose a bit of butt hair temporarily, and it’s a LOT less muss or fuss than washing or using wipes (obviously do that if the paws have managed to get poopy, though). Having the shorter butt hair will make any further bouts of loose poo less likely to get caught up, so it’s a win-win.
love it – thanks for sharing your tips!
This is wonderful ! Thank you for this fantastic explanation! I am always looking for advice about this.
I have a nightmare problem. I rescued a feral kitten that had a touch of the runs, we took him to the vet and he gave him antibiotics and now he is putting diarhrea all over everything, the bed the furniture everywhere. He wont let me clean him he looks sore i used pure aloe vera on him to help. He is plastered. We are going to put him in our dog carrier with a cushion and kitchen roll and little litter trAy, but he hates the cat carrier and kicks up murder, its a nightmare.
I am sorry – you might look into The Kitten Lady on YouTube – diarrhea with feral kitten
And you can go to her channel and search for more videos about kitten diarrhea.
Aloe vera is poisonous to cats.
I found this article very informative. I’m having a poop issue with my cat. Thank you for sharing this Jenny.
My 23 year old developed this kind of prolapse situation. He needed extra water for his kidneys which I gave with a syringe in his mouth, and also laxative twice daily prescribed by the vet. If this failed to work and he started to prolapse, I used to put his rear end in tepid water, then rub with a bit of soap. Then would very, very gently pinch the very end of the stool from outside of the skin if it was visible to try to make it narrower. Then I would push the stool gently back upward inside (still in the water). If he made a low yowl noise I would stop, but massage a bit to help the water soften the stool. The idea was to get some soapy water around the stool, and dislodge or loosen it, without him straining. For most of the time it worked. The times he went to the vet because it didn’t work, he passed the motion on the way there. Strange as it seems, the fright of going in the car seemed to produce the stool. Once or twice I just put him in the car, drove him around, and that did the trick. I imagine that suppositories and enemas would be similar in effect, but the warm soapy water approach seemed to work too, so I never needed to use other means. He eventually died of kidney failure, but peacefully, without constipation (thank goodness, it can be so distressing).
My Ragdoll, Simba, is 16 years old. Over the years of having problems with constipation, it is at a very severe place now. He absolutely cannot “go” although he tries. A week ago he strained so hard he had a rectal prolapse. I live in a small town with minimal resources. I’ve used Mira-Lax, Laxatone, Lactulose and everything the vet has recommended. Still, the only way he can pass stool is with an enema. I don’t like that because he is more lethargic than he’s ever been. His sister has not had any problems. He eats wet food, Friskies chicken and tuna dinner, and is extremely picky. That’s the only food he’ll eat and he’s lost a lot of weight. He’s had blood work,x-rays and every test they have. He has to EAT. I’m at a loss because I’m afraid I’m losing him. He is under a bed all day, which is not normal, but comes out to eat and drink; he;s a big water drinker. The prolapse was the most horrific thing I’ve ever seen. I live a alone with no support system and no relatives. They are my life and I can’t help him. His stools are so huge I don’t know how he ever passed them when he did. I could sure use some help in solving this awful problem, PEASE. Thank you so much.
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Dana, unfortunately, your situation with Simba sound very familiar. We lost out sweet cat two years ago after having the same problem. Drank a lot of water, but
was constipated. He lived in a flower shop from age 3-6 and apparently developed kidney failure, probably from ingesting poisonous plant material. The Vet saved his life and he did well for the next 6 years. Then it caught up with him. I could not bare to lose him and so we tried everything to handle his constipation and dehydration. In that condition, they cannot process enough water to soften his stools and have to have supplemental water added through needle injection. We did this daily for 6 months, but finally realized that we were making heroic efforts to extend a not so happy life. I finally told my Vet that I thought it was time to let him go. She said…”I was hoping you were ready for that”. It is so hard to see our pets go, but some time we are extending their lives for OUR benefit, and they are not happy. They will be better off wherever they go.
So sad, makes me want to cry, it’s so horrible to lose a pet, they are so innocent and loving, sorry for your loss, but you are brave had another time would be able to do it, so difficult to let go of those innocent creatures 🙁
My cat had similiar problem when he was 2, had to get a subtotal collectomy(sp?). Was spendy, but he would live normal life span. Now he’s like 11 and going strong.
Our rag doll cat has the opposite problem. His stools are rock hard when passed and although we have obeyed the vets orders he always appears to be constipated. The vets have given him the lachtosise for over three months now but with very little assistance. He gets as much went fish good with fibre biscuits and now the most expensive yin food,but with no success. He was cleared out in February by enenma but within days he was back to square one. Any help would be helpful,he is 7 years old.( ?) Rescued.
Oh man. I am sorry. Have you looked into a raw diet? Check out catinfo.org. Pumpkin always helps my cats. Here’s a video I did for diarrhea – but would work the same for constipation for my cats.
My cat had similiar problem when he was 2, had to get a subtotal collectomy(sp?). Was spendy, but he would live normal life span. Now he’s like 11 and going strong.
Have you tried Miralax?
Thank you for all of the advice!
My gorgeous, fluffy Norwegian Forest girl is 11 and she rules this roost, baby!
She’s ALWAYS hated hands on her belly below ribcage level and if you dare stray “below deck” under her tail? Watch out! She’ll strike you like a cobra!
She is a biter big time, and not just a quick bite, either. Well, the warning bite is a quick one, but you can still lose skin on that one, too! She’ll chomp, chomp, hollllld and do a little twist with her head, THEN let go. She goes after you with her front paws, too, if you’re dumb enough to keep going. Which I am not.
Anyway, I adopted a four month old rescue last September, and try as I might, she still ate his kitten crunchies. Wet food? I’ve tried every brand and the Queen turns her smug little nose up at it. Usually trying to bury it, too. So, Her Highness is getting a gradual crunchies change since the baby is now over a year, resulting in Poopy Butt.
°I’m disabled with a bad spine that comes complete with four spinal surgeries that included two fusions between the ages of 34-35 thanks to spondylolisthesis. Leaning over a tub is extremely difficult and painful.
°Currently in a financial bind, so she’s behind on her rabies vax, (indoor only), groomer is a no-go.
°I’m single and sounding extremely pathetic
°I DO own quiet pet grooming clippers I purchased last fall when she developed a bad tummy mat I didn’t dare use scissors on, and brushes aren’t allowed there, though I try SO hard! It took over a week, a swipe at a time, but the mat was finally conquered and Elise received treats and catnip, praise and loves!
I’m at a loss what to do, here. Last time I was in this situation, I had a live in boyfriend who did the kitty burrito trick with a soft towel. Her head out one end, they out the other. But he had the gentle strength to hold her between his legs on the floor snuggled in the towel as I clipped the dingle berries.
Any advice for someone who’s extremely broke right now? It’d be greatly appreciated!
~Ariane – The Matriarch of Dingle Berries
Elise the Queen of Bites, Darth Tader the Prince of Purrs & Little Liam Rian the Prince of Nose Nuzzles
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My cat is having side effects from his antibiotics so his poop is really soft and getting stuck on his fur. we can’t bathe him because he has sutures around his inner thigh. We used cat shampoo and a damp paper towel and the cleaned it off with more wet paper towels to get the poop off. It was a struggle and let’s just say, everyone lost that battle.
My ragdoll is used to his butt washes. When we have a bit of change in his diet, there might be a sticky nugget or diarrhea stuck to his fur. If I can’t get it off with a tissue, I’ll bring him to the bathtub and run the area under water, I use my hands to rub and clean the fur. The nuggets come off easily. I then dry his fur with some paper towels as best as I can and he can clean the rest himself. I always wash my hands thoroughly afterwards. There usually isn’t time to get a pair of gloves when he’s zooming around trying to shake the nugget off.
My husband finds the pantaloons on our ragdoll way too cute to be trimmed, so I have the poop cleaning duties.
Thank you for sharing how you get it done =)
I have a British Shorthair one year old, small residues of poop getting stuck. We did medical checks and everything was OK. The vet changed the food to gastro but there is no change. The problem is that if I don’t catch her in time she starts running around the house and it gets stuck on beds, lounge furniture etc. Any ideas?
What’s her diet?
Hill’s Prescription Diet GI Biome
This is what the local vet recommended we change to but it has made no difference
I’d take a look at catinfo.org to learn about feline nutrition. if they are on the right diet, they don’t have problems. Also, might need probiotics to rebalance the gut.
My kitty was prescribed Hill’s ZD diet and it made no difference in his diarrhea. A friend recommended Merrick’s canned rabbit food and now my kitty’s poo is finally normal to dry. If it’s too dry, and sticks to his fur, he gets a teaspoon of canned pumpkin with his meals. Luckily he loves the pumpkin and we are both happy! The only treats (given with medicine) he gets now are a freeze dried pure rabbit product called Instinct Raw Boosters. Jenny, have you ever written a post about feline pemphigus? My poor kitty has this as well as chronic nausea and vomiting.
No, I have not written a post about feline pemphigus – sounds miserable. Do you have a lot of experience with it now? Maybe you can share your story about it?
Use a water bottle you can squeeze to create a forceful stream. Fill the water bottle with warm sudsy water. Direct the stream to where the poop is. If it’s dried, pause for a minute or two. Hit it with the sudsy water again and it will come off. Easy peasy! Dry off kitty with a paper towel.
Good idea to use the water bottle to squirt sudsy water rather than put kitty in the tub which is a dangerous mission with a cat who has all of her claws.
What do you use for the sudsy part? A cat shampoo that you need to rinse off?
Aways a great topic to re-visit, Jenny! TYSVM for this fabulous & pawesome re-post!!! 🙂 <3
Big hugs & lots of love & purrs!
Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3 <3 <3
P.S. It's going to be pantaloon & claw trimming time very soon for Miss PSB and Daddy is going to wear those new fabulously pawesome protection gloves we just won. I'll be sure to let you know how they worked and send pics via text, too. 🙂 <3
If this happens to either of my Raggies, it’s generally related to diet. Certain foods might cause their poop to be a bit softer than usual. If necessary, I’ll use an Honest brand baby wipe to remove the poop or if it’s a solid nugget, I’ll just grab it off with my hand.
I have heard that having your litter too deep in the box can cause this issue , too.
How much litter is considered too deep?
it can be subjective – but i would say more than 2.5″-3″?
Excellent topic, Jenny! Thanks for all the great advice and info, as usual! 🙂 <3
I keep Miss PSB's pantaloons area trimmed every 3 months. I trim and Daddy holds her. I'm always very careful to have my fingers between her fur and the scissors. This seems to be the easiest way for us. Since her diet is a mix of wet and dry food (the dry food part is non-negotiable with my stubborn hubster) we do see the odd dirty but fir once or twice (usually when it's getting close to fur trimming time). When that happens we just assume our positions and I remove the dirty area with my trimming scissors. I do want to get that Scaredy Cat set eventuall, though. Peg highly recommended it to me last year. 🙂 <3
Big hugs & lots of love!
Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3
As a lifelong cat lover, I’ve dealt with this problem many times. A cat bathing bag is very helpful! The bag I use is made of mesh, has a small top opening for Kitty’s head and an open bottom end for the area that most needs washing. (No idea where mine came from, but Amazon offers a wide variety.) A bag will keep Kitty stabilized and save you from getting ripped to shreds.
Kitties experiencing chronic diarrhea should be seen by your vet. A common cause these days is hyperthyroidism. Quick diagnosis and daily medication can improve your senior cat’s health and quality of life while giving you more good years together. Our Holy Tara was on hyperthyroid meds for three years before she passed away at 18 1/2. My Baby Mew gets a little ointment in her ear every day, is 17 and doing great.
Hi! I have a 19-year-old cat who has had chronic diarrhea for a while and they are unable to find a cause. They are thinking it might be the thyroid condition you mentioned and he will be retested. Can I ask what kind of medication your kitty was given? I’m a little worried because my cat will not take pills. Thank you!
Do you have anything new in your house or any plugin air fresheners?
I have a five year old long haired cat, along with three other cats.
She’s had trouble with poop on her fur for the last year or so. She is overweight (19 lbs) so also has trouble grooming. We recently put her on a scheduled wet food diet. I know change in diet can cause some issues. She’s had terrible diarrhea the last couple
Of days. I’ve been using shampoo, water, etc. to clean her as much as I can. Today that area is very raw and irritated. We take her to a groomer once/month as well. I feel so bad for her and want her to feel better and more comfortable.
Did you transition her to the wet food? Have you tried pumpkin or probiotics?
No, nothing new in the house. No air fresheners or anything like that. I have autoimmune issues so I’m pretty careful with things like that because I have so many allergies.
OK – that’s usually a cause for chronic diarrhea.
I had a cat that had been sick with an infection and was given a strong antibiotic which took care of the infection, but left him with chronic diarrhea. Purina Fortiflora mixed in his food restored his normal gut bacteria and stopped the diarrhea. It was like a miracle! Vets have it, but it’s much cheaper on Amazon. My cat didn’t balk at having it in his wet food at all. I gave it to him for a few months then gradually tapered off of it although it’s just a probiotic so it can be used as a daily supplement.
Try Purina Fortiflora mixed in your cat’s food. It can help restore a healthy gut bacteria and stop diarrhea. It’s a probiotic for cats and worked wonders for my beloved Jack.
Hi, my Cat takes Methimazole for Hyperthyroidism. I cut it up with a pill cutter and then crush it up in a small medicine cup. I then add it to wet food. He doesn’t notice the difference Good Luck to Kitty and You!
Try adding a bit of cooked pumpkin (just pumpkin with nothing else added to it) Works every time for my ragdoll.
My 7 month old Ragdoll started having mushy poops & sometimes full on diarrhea as soon as we got her at 10 weeks. She almost never had a poop with actual form to it and at one point she had bloody diarrhea so vet checked her out but found nothing wrong & said she might have IBS. I was feeding her Royal Canin kitten food so assumed that was fine since it’s a quality brand. Zoey seemed fully healthy other than her weird poops /diarrhea and the vet didn’t have much to offer. My older Ragdoll Bella always wanted to sneak in to eat Zoey’s food so I started letting her have some with her own food daily and a month later she too had diarrhea for the first time in her life. She stopped eating & began vomiting and ended up at vet with fluids & anti-nausea meds. After Zoey was at vet for spay surgery complications several days eating their Purina Pro-Plan kibble, her diarrhea TOTALLY disappeared and so of course, I stopped giving the Royal Canin to Bella also and she got well. Since on the new food (which is also grain-free), Zoey has had only normal poops which has been life changing for her & me not having to worry about her all the time! Don’t know what food your cat eats but I would suggest trying Purina Pro Plan kibble or another good brand of grain free kibble just to see if food might be your kitty’s issue also. I never dreamt it was Zoey’s food causing the diarrhea and the vet never suggested it either which I find surprising after reading so many stories online now saying certain foods caused other kitties to have chronic diarrhea! I Best of luck with your kitty!
You might try Purina Fortiflora for Cats. It’s a powdered probiotic that cats like the taste of. You can mix in your kitty’s food (wet or dry.) It is very effective with getting cats stools to a normal consistency. I had very good luck with it with a couple of my cats. No prescription needed. Your vet clinic likely has it, and you can get it on Amazon. It comes in a box with individual packets. It’s considered a dietary supplement. Very safe and effective. Good luck !
Yes, on probiotics – but I am not a fan of Fortiflora long term. Only one probiotic strand. I prefer Lovely Bugs by Adored Beast. BUt it’s always good to rotate probiotics.
Thanks for this. I’ve searched on Amazon and have a lovely bright pink cat bag arriving tomorrow, with some shampoo. Not sure Japser will be as happy as me but I’m sure a clean bum will cheer him up and not being mauled will certainly make me happier!