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jazzy97 posted:
our cat is having sudden bowel movements almost like he isnt aware
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AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
Sandy Willis, DVM, DACVIM responded:
Dear Jazzy,

We don't see fecal incontinence too often in the cat. Perhaps there is significant constipation going on, we do see that in cats. Or some other problem with the colon. Nerve problems could cause true incontinence, and then there are all kinds of gastrointestinal problems that cause diarrhea, which may not be the case here. Also, cognitive dysfunction with old age can result in this, but more often in dogs than cats.
Not sure what is going on but your veterinarian would be able to get a better sense of the problem on a physical exam when they can see the kitty. This problem does not sound like an emergency but it is not normal behavior.

Dr. Sandy.