What to do if your kitten has gastrointestinal issues?
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) cautions against leaving out essential oils, cleaners, flowers and houseplants that may be harmful or even deadly to your cat. If you notice your kitten has gastrointestinal symptoms, monitor her carefully for a few hours. Sometimes, the issue will resolve itself within a day.
When to take your cat to the vet for stomach issues?
In those cases, maybe they aren’t lethargic, but the owners notice some vomiting and see the cat has lost weight … for those, it is definitely time to check with the vet.” Once the serious issues are ruled out, you can work on helping to avoid future cat stomach issues.
Why does my kitten have an upset stomach?
Dr. Rondeau adds that parasites are especially common in young cats and kittens. Both Dr. Arguelles and Dr. Rondeau say that food intolerance, food allergies and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) also commonly lead to an upset cat stomach.
What can I give my Cat for constipation?
Dr. Rondeau says that a tablespoon of pumpkin with a cat’s food is also often a recommendation for cats with constipation, but adds that “Pumpkin is fibrous, but Metamucil or similar supplements will offer more fiber per volume.”
When to take your cat to the vet for digestive problems?
Digestive problems in cats are so common in our companion animals that many pet parents think they are normal. But if your cat vomits regularly (once a week or more) or has loose stool, then there is something going on under the hood. It might be time to change her food or her environment, and it’s definitely time to talk to your veterinarian.
Is there anything wrong with my kitten’s stool?
His stool was “normal”, they found nothing wrong with him other than a gas problem. The vet suggested changing his food and we have done so, twice! Once to IAMS Kitten Dry Food and the other to Nutro Kitten Food. The stool odor has improved only slightly. His belly still looks and feels hard. Would giving him beneficial bacteria, like probiotics?
Why does my cat have a lot of constipation?
Constipation can be caused by dehydration, pain, motility (muscle movement) problems in the colon or a rare condition called megacolon stemming from cats that “hold it” for too long or by chronic constipation or obstipation. Recurring constipation, however, is no laughing matter.
What should I expect when I adopt a new cat?
Be prepared should be your mantra when bringing a new pet into your home. Cats are particularly sensitive to new surroundings and some may hide under a bed or in a closet for days or even weeks. You can avoid pitfalls with your new critter and help him or her adapt more easily by following these guidelines: