Cats Can Suffer With Diarrhea Too

December 11, 2008 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Health

You searched to find an article on cat loose stool, right?  You really want to read more about cat loose stool, right?  If you’re here on purpose,  great.  If you’d rather watch football and enjoy a sandwich, now is the time to leave.


We are a family of four humans, and a few extraneous animals.  Fortunately our fish do not present the same types of challenges that our furry pets do.  Of course, the fish aren’t as cuddly either.  I suppose it’s a fair trade.  Nobody notices fish loose stool.  Cat loose stool, and dog loose stool, is an entirely different, and far less pleasant, matter entirely. 


As a quick side note, I personally would rather watch football and enjoy a sandwich.  And maybe even wash it down with a beer or two. Unfortunately, the typical kid promise to take care of pets is ignored, or forgotten, in my house.  Our children, ages eight and five, are great at petting and playing.  They are also great at discovering, and often causing, problems with our pets.  They’re not so great at solving pet problems.  That’s where we (a euphemism for me all by myself) come in.  Cat loose stool is no exception to this well established rule. 


Speaking for myself, loose stool is usually an indication of a problem somewhere.  My brother in law points out that most of us take a quick peek at what we’ve left behind as a quick diagnostic of our own personal health.  Often, if we do see a problem, we can attribute it to some recent change in behavior. 


Are you still with me?  Still want to learn more about our experience with cat loose stool?  Of course you do.  Who wouldn’t? 


So, why should I care about cat loose stool?  Wouldn’t I be better off without that cat?  Hasn’t it caused me enough trouble already?  Think of the money I’d save without that little beast running around, between food and cat litter.  Then, think about how the kids would feel if something happened to Roary, especially if it was something that could be avoided. 


I turned to a friend of the family.  Sara works at a local animal shelter, and has seen dogs, cats, and the occasional ferret in much worse shape than Roary.  Apparently, Sara’s first step in any diagnosis is to check the litter box.  In this case, the evidence was, well, evident.  Did I mention cat loose stool? 


Sarah, bless her heart, did a quick diagnosis.  Overall, Roary was in good health.  While she performed the examination, she outlined that the most common cause of cat loose stool was a change in diet.  Just like me!  Were we feeding him anything different?  I wasn’t, of course, but what about the kids?  You’d think I would recognize the cause, after several other issues with Roary and feeding him things that he wasn’t really supposed to have.  Sure enough, when I confronted the kids, I confirmed that not only my daughter but my son too had been conducting “science experiments” on what Roary would eat and would not eat.   Cat loose stool problem solved,  a blow for science, to be sure.  Now, where’s that sandwich?