If you are raising kittens for the first time, you may don’t know what to do when your little kitten diarrhea got. Usually, kittens need time to adapt to the new environment and diet. These untouched and stressful things will cause uncomfortable and constipation in your kitten. There are many causes of kitten diarrhea. After understanding these causes, you can do a better job of prevention.
Change Food Suddenly
If the kittens have just been weaned and you want to give them cat food, then the kitten must be allowed to adapt for a period of time. You can use milk macerate cat food for kitten to eat, and then gradually increase the proportion of dry food so that the cat can gradually adapt to eat dry food so that cats are not prone to diarrhea. In addition, if the cat has been able to eat cat food, but because you suddenly change another cat food, the cat may also have diarrhea. In order to avoid this situation, you should first confirm whether the kitten likes to eat new cat food before changing the food. If they can accept it, then gradually replace them with new cat food.
If the kittens are cold, they may also have kitten diarrhea, so you should pay attention to avoid the kitten being cold in the process of feeding and resting. Small kittens should be kept warm in the cold season.
It is often a illusion that the kittens never refuse the cow milk. But the fact is that almost all cats are intolerant to lactose and cannot digest milk. You can choose the goat milk to replace cow milk to prevent this condition.
Kittens have one or more worms or parasites that can cause diarrhea. Roundworms are generally passed from female cats to kittens, and are very common parasites that can cause symptoms of the big belly. Other kitten worms include whipworms, hookworms and tapeworms. All these endoparasites can cause loss of appetite, diarrhea, and vomiting. You can buy anthelmintic medication for treatment at pharmacies, but only if you have tested the parasites in the feces of the cat and you are sure they are the right medicine. Insect repellents are species-specific, so if you are not sure about the type of parasite, they may not be effective.
Feline leukemia is an incurable disease caused by retroviruses. Spread through the saliva and body fluids of sick cats, this disease can easily infect kittens. Don’t let the kitten play without care or stay with the undiagnosed sick cat. Cats carrying feline leukemia virus can live unaffected, but must control her and take effective measures to prevent her from transfecting the virus to other cats.
Persistent inflammation of the intestinal mucosa is called enteritis. It can be acute or chronic, and generally you can use a low-fat and high-fiber diet to relieve enteritis.
If periodic gastrointestinal discomfort, or accompanied by bloody stools or watery diarrhea in your kitten, your cat needs immediate medical attention. Severe kitten diarrhea can quickly dehydrate your kitten and cause death. Other troublesome symptoms also include lacking of appetite, fever, and excessive vomiting.
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