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10 week old kitten has the squits - could it be diet related?

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HuglessDouglas Tue 29-Apr-14 18:13:11

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Cailleach Tue 29-Apr-14 19:05:52

This is pretty normal, in my experience; if you change a cat's diet too quickly they usually get the trots. Even switching to a slightly different flavour of the same brand seems to do it, for some reason.

This will sort itself out in a few days, I would bet money on it. If you need to change their food to a new brand or type, do so very slowly over a few days by mixing the old with the new.

soaccidentprone Tue 29-Apr-14 19:09:54

The vet told me giving cat food in jelly was less likely to cause diarrhea than food in gravy. May be worth a try?

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 29-Apr-14 20:11:32

Try going cereal free. Cereal sets my cat off, it's listed as cereal or maize gluten or wheat.

ReadyToBreak Tue 29-Apr-14 20:22:46

Is she eating and drinking properly?

My kitten's squits started a couple if days after coming home but after a week she hadn't got better and she stopped eating and drinking, after a week in hospital they found out it was campylobactor. She picked it up from either her mum or litter mates. Course of antibiotics and she is a healthy, albeit tiny, 1 year old now.

I tell the above as a "be cautious", my vet told me in the beginning it was stress due to new home etc.

Goodluck, hopefully yours is nothing more than new home stress!

HuglessDouglas Tue 29-Apr-14 22:56:33

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McSnuff Wed 30-Apr-14 22:04:54

Whiskas kitten food went straight through one of our cats - a switch to Felix sorted him out nicely. Our other cat had been fine with the Whiskas but a friend of mine also had a problem with her kitten.

When she's older, check and see how she gets on with adult Whiskas (made our boy very farty) or just avoid the brand. Felix seems like a solid, boring brand - our other cat loathes it, thinks it lacks a certain je ne sais quoi.

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