What To Do If Your Cat Has Diarrhea...

What To Do If Your Cat Has Diarrhea...

What To Do If Your Cat Has Diarrhea...

Any pet parent knows, the “Hershey Squirts” are no fun! 

Most bouts of diarrhea are not serious and will clear up on their own with a little extra TLC. However, persistent diarrhea indicates a GI issue. Some cats are prone to digestive issues and need long term solutions. 


If your kitty has a sensitive tummy, here’s what you need to know:

Vet Visit

It’s important to visit your vet as soon as possible to prevent dehydration - this comes on quicker than you might realize so don’t wait. The vet can rule out illness and help to keep your cat hydrated if the diarrhea is severe.

Your vet can perform a fecal test which will identify the reason for the diarrhea. Only once you know there is nothing serious causing it, can you proceed with the following steps.

Diet Overhaul

While your kitty is actively ill, I recommend that they fast for 12 hours.

This reduces the strain on their digestive system and helps your cat’s body figure out what’s causing the issue and gives the chance to fix it naturally. Be sure to only do this for 12 hours - any more than that starts to get dangerous for your kitty.

After the 12 hours of fasting are done, skip your cat’s usual diet for a few days. Instead, feed them a bland diet of boiled chicken or turkey, white rice, and simple veggies like spinach and carrots. Be sure to add no spices or salts, as these can worsen diarrhea.

Once the worst is over, it’s time to feed your cat the diet they were meant to eat.

Slowly (over 2-3 weeks) change your cat’s diet to a high-quality high protein frozen raw or fresh cooked diet. Click here for our top brand recommendations. Or check out my low-cost course to learn how to make your own delicious homemade pet food in minutes.

Feeding your pet a fresh frozen raw or fresh gently cooked diet is my top tip to say goodbye to runny poop for good!


The right supplements can be a game-changer for sensitive tummies. Giving your cat probiotics, digestive enzymes, and herbal remedies specifically targeting GI health can really help speed up their recovery by helping your cat’s gut return to normal.

 Food Sensitivity Test

If all that fails, order a food sensitivity/intolerance test which will determine precisely what foods your pet may be sensitive to. Food sensitivity is a leading cause of chronic diarrhea. There are tests for dogs and cats and it's a simple at-home saliva test so no stressful vet trips and no needles. 

Consult a Pet Nutritionist

It is so stressful having a sick pet and not knowing what to do. The support of a certified pet nutritionist can be such a blessing. Someone trained to not only identify and heal your pet’s gut disorder, but someone who understands what you are going through can be a much needed supportive contact while you navigate through this difficult health issue.

Cleaning the Mess

During your cat’s bout of diarrhea, it can get quite messy and unsanitary. You may have to scoop their litter box a few extra times a day and your cat may need help cleaning their rear end properly. 

Grab a bottle of our ReNewedPet Booty Wash to keep everyone clean!


And there you have all the best tips to stop the squirts ASAP!


Keep giving your pets the best of natural life!


April Arguin A.S., C.P.N., M.P.H

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