Cat Casper

Casper, my male cat american shorthair, has diarrhea

He was recently neutered, two days ago to be exact. And he recently had diarrhea. Should I be worried?

over 1 year ago
Information about Casper
  • Species: Cat
  • Breed: American Shorthair
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 11 months
  • Sterilized: Yes
  • Symptoms: Dehydration, Diarrhea, Fever, and Weight loss
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General Diarrhea – Cats
Diarrhea in cats can have different causes:

- Eating food or toxic plants (onions, chocolate, apples or eucalyptus leaves, etc.) as well as spoiled food.
- Viruses, parasites or bacteria.
- Changes in routine or diet.

To try to stop the diarrhea, you should remove food for at least 12-24 hours while your cat continues to defecate fluid. Provide enough fresh, clean water to avoid dehydration, this step is very important so that your pet's condition does not get worse in case you can't go to a clinic.

If your cat has had diarrhea for over 24 hours or you observe the following symptoms: vomiting, fever, dark or bloody stools, effort to defecate, decreased appetite or unexplained weight loss, go to a veterinarian immediately.
We suggest you to visit your nearest vet as soon as possible.
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Veterinarian Barkibot A.I.
Barkibot A.I.


Your cat's diarrea could be a reaction to anaesthesia used in the surgery. The best would be to contact the vet who did it and follow their guidelines.

Generally, the most frequent causes of diarrhea in cats are:
- Ingestion of food toxic to cats, like onions, chocolate or sausages
- Ingestion of plants toxic to cats, e.g. apple tree, poinsettias, eucalyptus, tulips, etc.
- Virus, parasites or bacteria: those can cause diarrhea, although they are often accompanied by other symptoms
- Changes in cat's routine: cats like routine - moving to another flat/house or getting a new pet is a reason for cat to get stressed and, as a result, get diarrhea
- Changes in cat's diet or hypersensitive digestive tract
- Eating garbage, spoiled food or nonfood items

To stop the diarrhea, your cat should follow a period of fasting (12-24 hours), while continuing to defecate liquid diarrhea. It is very important that during the fast your cat has access to enough fresh and clean water to prevent dehydration.

If your cat has had diarrhea for more than 1 day, or if you notice her being lethargic, vomiting, having a fever, dark stool or blood in stool, has to put effort to defecate, has loss of appetite, or unexplained weight loss, you should visit a veterinarian urgently in order to determine the cause and get a corresponding treatment as soon as possible.

All the best.

over 1 year ago