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Diarrhea

Diarrhea

Support Your Cat’s Digestion Naturally

Diarrhea is a digestive disorder that may lead to dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, and shock if allowed to continue. It typically takes food about eight hours to pass through the small intestine where a majority of the food eaten along with 80 percent of the water will be absorbed. The colon then forms the remaining fecal matter into a well-shaped stool.

 

When cats have diarrhea, they will pass frequent, loose and unformed stools. At NHV, our complete line of natural remedies for diarrhea in cats can help aid in digestion as well as soothe and relieve spasms in the gastrointestinal tract.

Causes of Diarrhea in Cats

  1. Intestinal Parasites - This is one of the most common causes of diarrhea in cats, and they include the following parasites:
    • Roundworms
    • Hookworms
    • Whipworms
    • Threadworms
  2. Dietary Indiscretion - This is another common cause of diarrhea that occurs when your curious cat eats indigestible substances such as:
    • Garbage
    • Decayed food
    • Dead animals
    • Grass
    • Plants
    • Plastic
  3. Malabsorption - Poor absorption of nutrients can be caused by viruses such as parvovirus, coronavirus, and rotavirus. It can also be caused by an intestinal defect that prevents the absorption of liquids. Providing your cat NHV’s Multi Essentials remedy for diarrhea in cats can help fill the nutritional voids that often accompany diarrhea. 
  4. Food Intolerance - Certain foods may be more difficult for your cat to tolerate such as beef, pork, chicken, spices, fats, and some commercial brand cat food. Food allergies cause dermatitis and vomiting but seldom diarrhea, so they are not the same as food intolerance.
  5. Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Stress and Excitement - These can all cause bouts of diarrhea to occur.
  6. Side Effects from Various Drugs and Medications - Some drugs and medications include dewormers, heart medicine, and antibiotics.

Additional Support Tips

The following are a few helpful support tips you can use if your cat is suffering from diarrhea.

 

  • Provide plenty of water to help prevent dehydration
  • Consider restricting access to food for 24 hours.
  • Watch for signs of weakness and depression.
  • Look for stools that are black and tarry or contain blood.
  • See your vet if diarrhea continues and is accompanied by fever or vomiting.

NHV Natural Pet Products offer a wide range of holistic natural remedies for diarrhea in cats. Read our blog about how effective plant-based remedies for diarrhea in cats can be, and if you have questions or concerns about our products, you can ask an expert because at NHV we put your feline family member first!

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