diarrohea in cat.. be warned...may be TMI

(4 Posts)
biglips Fri 07-Oct-16 16:56:11

4 weeks ago my pet shop ordered the wrong flavour dry food and my cat was being fussy...so instead i found a few headless rats in the back yard over the next fortnight cos she wasnt eating properly till i got the correct flavour dry food 2 weeks ago. (i know..she is fussy as she only eat one flavour!!).....but since she ate those rats, she been having diarrohea in her litter tray and twice on floor by the washing machine (i think it's cos damp smell underneath the vinyl when ive flooded the kitchen so many times she seems to do it there).
(we had damp in the living room years ago and she was pooing there all the time till we realised there was damp on the bottom wall so must be the smell of damp she will have a poo around that area).

ive tried to starve her for 24 hrs this week and obv not worked!

she is 10.

cozietoesie Fri 07-Oct-16 17:34:18

If she's been having diarrhoea for that long, I'd have her down to the vet I think. (Maybe, when you phone them, check whether they want a fresh sample for testing purposes? )

cozietoesie Fri 07-Oct-16 17:35:45

By the way, current advice is, if I recall, not to try to starve them but to 'feed them through' the episode.

RubbishMantra Fri 07-Oct-16 18:09:02

I'd vet her ASAP, the rats may well have been poisoned. When you ring the vets, ensure you tell them she's been eating rats.

Cozie's right, don't starve. Is she on wet or dry food? If wet, add some water to it and give it a good mush up. Cats become dehydrated v. quickly. If she's on dry, can you syringe feed water with a 2.5 or 5ml. You introduce the nozzle of the syringe at the side of the mouth, there's a gap between the canines and molars. Obviously you don't attach a needle. And dribble it in, slowly, until you can get her to the vets.

If your vets are't open at weekends, Pets at Home have an in-house vet open weekends.

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