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Daily Cat diarrhea
Trevorthepetguy posted:
Our cat, PK, strategically places a bit of poop (usually runny) directly in front of the door we use to enter our home (the garage). I believe this is strategic on his part, to get us to pay attention to it.

He has kidney issues, and I know that diarrhea can be synonymous with kidney problems.

He is also getting older, and has been experiencing health problems.

He's been doing this behavior for about 2 years now, and has started to poop in our bedroom as well.
Will Draper, DVM responded:
Trevor- it may be his way of trying to tell you something else is wrong- and that he's not feeling well. When was the last time you had a work up done on him- checked kidney values, complete blood count, fecal test, x-rays, and even an ultrasound to assess kidney size, intestines, etc.? It sounds like that's what you need to do if it's not already been done. It may be something that requires a diet change, additional medication, etc. Talk with your to you.
Dr. Will
reneecrump replied to Will Draper, DVM's response:
looks like black or dark kitty litter. can be purchased from garden centers in 25lb. bags.
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Drew Weigner, DVM, ABVP responded:
As long as PK has diarrhea, he won't use the litterbox. As Dr. Draper says, your cat needs a medical workup to diagnose the cause of his symptoms. While it's possible for kidney disease to become so severe as to cause diarrhea, it's more likely something else such as parasites, thyroid disease, etc. Many of these causes are simple to diagnose and easy to treat. Unfortunately, diarrhea can cause dehydration which can make his kidney disease worse so the sooner he's treated, the better.

Drew Weigner, DVM, ABVP
The Cat Doctor
Board Certified in Feline Practice
Trevorthepetguy replied to Drew Weigner, DVM, ABVP's response:
We know he has kidney issues, and he's heavily medicated at the moment... he is getting older. For some reason, kidney disease and thyroid issues seem to resonate most. I will notify the family of your responses and our vet, and see if there is something else we can do!




William Draper, DVM, better known as "Dr. Will," is a well-known small animal practitioner in the Atlanta, GA area. He grew up in Inglewood,...More

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