Hello. My 5 year old male, neutered cat has had diarrhea for a little…

Hello. My 5 year old male, neutered cat has had diarrhea for a little over 24 hours. I am going to call my vet in the morning. Until then, is there anything I can do to stop it or slow it down? I have canned, pure pumpkin on hand. I also have a diarrhea medicine, in tablet form, that my vet gave me for my dog.

Thank you very much.


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Krista Magnifico
7 years ago

Hello Dawn, Thank you for your question. I am sorry to hear about your kitties tummy upset. There is no magic anything that stops diarrhea. Especially of it acute (last day or so). The best thing to do is to keep your cat calm and quiet and go to the vet in the morning. I would bring a fecal sample when you go (even if your cat stays inside). If you collect it now place it in a double secured baggie and refrigerate, (sorry, gross, I know). If your kitty has not had severe episodes then it is unlikely that… Read more »

Krista Magnifico
7 years ago


No food for the rest of the night. If he is acting normally he is prob not dehydrated.

We are open at 8. The doctors arrive at 8:30. But the techs are there at 7:30. The techs can help you if you feel you need to be there ASAP.

See you tomorrow.

Krista Magnifico, DVM
Owner Jarrettsville Veterinary Center
Jarrettsville, MD