What Is the Main Causes of Kitten Diarrhea?
Kitten diarrhea can be a real nasty problem for your kitten, so if you notice the signs of this happening to your kitten, get him to the vet as soon as possible. The sooner that you can treat the diarrhea, the less chance of it turning into an issue that could potentially kill your kitten. Below are some helpful tips and medicines on treating kitten diarrhea.
First, find out what caused the kitten diarrhea in the first place. If it was caused by another cat, then put him in his carrier and take him to the vet. If it was caused by intestinal parasites, then treat your kitten with an anti-parasitic medicine such as Imidacloprid. Then, begin putting him on a probiotic formula such as Lifescience’s Advantage or Dursone to help rebuild the intestinal flora. Also, ensure that he is getting enough food (or milk) every day to ensure that his digestive system receives all the necessary nutrients.
Dietary Intakes: Are you feeding your kitten a commercial brand diet or are you taking him outdoors? Commercial brands tend to have a higher fat content than other brands, and this fat can be conducive to causing kitten diarrhea. When you make the switch to a homemade diet, it is important that you keep your dog’s food very fresh and dry, and always make sure to give him watery stools. Otherwise, there is a good chance that he will develop intestinal parasites or even blockage. As for environmental causes, one of the biggest causes of kitten diarrhea is improper or dirty water. Make sure to clean up after yourself and your pet so that they won’t be ingesting anything harmful.
Antibiotics: There are many different medications that you can use for treating your kitten diarrhea. The best way to go about this is to try different antibiotics until you find one that works. If you find that the cause of the diarrhea is bacterial infections, you may want to try treating the intestinal worms with an anti-parasitic. But remember, never treat a bacterial infection with an antibiotic because this will only make the situation worse and lead to more serious complications.
Other Causes: Other potential causes of kitten diarrhea are viral and bacterial infections. These types of infections usually present themselves as fever, lethargy, and dehydration. If you suspect that your kitten has a viral or bacterial infection, you should immediately take your kitten to the vet. They will be able to accurately diagnose the cause of your kitten’s illness and will be able to provide the best treatment possible. However, if you do decide to treat the problem yourself, be sure to read up on the specific medications and treatment recommendations for cats.
Roundworms: Another problem that can lead to feline diarrhea is roundworms. Unfortunately, not all cases of roundworms require treatment. The reason being is that roundworms are not easy to diagnose. Unless a veterinarian is able to confirm that your cat has roundworms it is often left to the owner to determine what treatment options are available. Typically, a treatment schedule of antibiotics will be prescribed. Be sure to consult your veterinarian on these medicines as well, as they tend to have various side effects and may not be right for every cat.