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, Fever, Weight loss, and Diarrhea
BarkiBot detected an urgent symptom
If your pet has lost more fluid than he or she has ingested, either by vomiting, persistent diarrhea, lack of drinking water, etc. he or she may be suffering from dehydration, so it is important to give your pet fluids as soon as possible and slowly.
If your pet does not tolerate water or has been vomiting and / or had diarrhea for more than 24 hours, your pet's skin loses flexibility, is dry and flaccid (if you pinch a piece of skin, you will see that it takes time to return to its place), has dry gums, has high heart rate, has lack of appetite, drools excessively, etc., you must go to the veterinarian urgently in order to stabilize your pet's condition (rehydration therapy) and identify the cause of dehydration before there are more serious complications.
We suggest you to visit your nearest vet as soon as possible.
1 vet has answered
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