Q:Grandma, my mom has a nine-year old Siamese cat that has bad diarrhea. Shes took her to the vet and tried their prescription. Sadly, nothing seemed to help at all. Can you please throw in some remedies so the cat won’t die?
A: Dear K, Cat diarrhea is an indication that your pet is ill or suffering from serious medical condition. There are many causes including poor diet, parasites or illness. It is crucial to determine the exact source of the problem for proper diagnosis. In the meantime, the use of some home remedies can make the cat well even before the Vet finds the time to treat your pet.
HOME REMEDIES FOR CAT DIARRHEA
1. Pumpkin – Whether cooked or canned form, is a source of fibre that slows down gut peristalsis.
2. Yoghurt – Shoose the active culture yoghurt with plain or vanilla flavouring to be given as a food supplement to the cat.
3. Pedialyte – Give one dropper-full of Pedialyte to the cat every ten minutes for two hours to replenish lost electrolytes due to dehydration.
4. Pancake syrup – Rub the syrup on the cat’s gums as energy booster when it is already showing signs of deteriorating strength.
5. Bland diet – Feed the cat with meat-based baby food without onion or garlic. Dish with skinless chicken breast may also be offered. Boil the meat then put together with cooked rice in meat processor. Add warm water if needed. The cat may be fed 3 to 4 times a day with bland diet.
6. Slippery elm – Dilute 20 drops of slippery elm tincture in one ounce of spring water. Use a dropper to inject the mixture into the cat’s mouth three times a day.
7. Edible clay – Dilute ½ teaspoon of edible clay to one cup of water. Stir well to make sure the clay is completely dissolved. Let the cat sip the clay water.
8. Wheat bran – Add 1/8 teaspoon of powdered wheat bran to the cat’s food. The bran fiber helps to solidify the loose stool.
9. Psyllium husks – Mix ¼ to 1/8 teaspoon of powdered psyllium husks to a cup of water. Let the cat drink the solution.
10. Water – Lots of it. Cat diarrhea can cause dehydyration to your pet thus make sure he drinks plenty of water.
11. Metamucil – Add half a teaspoon of Metamucil to the cat’s food every meal time until the pet displays signs of recovery.
12. Fasting – Stop feeding the cat with anything solid. When the pet begins eating again, keep the diet bland.
13. L-Glutamine – Add the amino acid to the cat’s diet to serve as fuel source for cells in the intestinal tract. The recommended dose is 250 mg daily.
14. Saccharomyces boulardi – It is considered as a probiotic, the yeast greatly reduces the symptoms and frequency of colitis-related diarrhea.
15. Broth – Concoct a broth from vegetables, meat and rice to replace lost electrolytes due to cat diarrhea.
16. Psyllium powder – Sprinkle ½ teaspoon of psyllium powder into the cat’s food for a few days until the stools become firm.
17. Gatorade – Aside from water, the cat may be given small amounts of Gatorade to replenish the lost body nutrients, mainly potassium..