Is it okay to withhold food from a cat when they have diarrhea? For 12hours…

Is it okay to withhold food from a cat when they have diarrhea? For 12hours? For 24 hours?

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Krista Magnifico
7 years ago

Hello Carole, Thanks for your question. We veterinarians sometimes suggest with holding feeding when the pet is hydrated (something your vet will check for) in order to rest the gut And therefore allow it some time to heal.. BUT! If your pet is dehydrated then we may recommend intravenous or subcutaneous fluids. In general, there is not a set rule on when to withhold food.it really depends on the status of the pet. Here’s the important part of your question. Diarrhea is caused by something. It will not resolve until the inciting cause is realized and addressed. That’s why I… Read more »