Kitten diarrhea is an unpleasant phenomenon, which accelerates the process of passage of food eaten through the esophagus, which leads to the release of bulk feces and loose stools from the body of the animal. In medicine, diarrhea is called diarrhea. Quite often, this disease threatens the health and life of the baby.
If your pet has diarrhea, you need to fully assess the situation and make a decision: immediately contact a veterinarian or independently monitor the state of health of the animal. Of course, if a kitten has ordinary diarrhea or worse diarrhea with blood for 12 hours, then you need to resort to qualified help. You can go to the doctor by yourself, but if possible, it’s best to take him home, as there are a large number of sick animals in the veterinary clinic. The baby will be more likely to catch an additional infection.
The main symptoms of diarrhea in a kitten:
- Unpleasant smell from the mouth;
- Disturbed appetite;
- Loose stools;
- Rumbling in abdomen.
The main causes of diarrhea in a kitten:
- Malnutrition in an animal.
- Worms They have almost all kittens.
- Infectious cause.
- Poisoning. It can be caused not only by spoiled food, but also by poisonous substances, these include gasoline, and various types of poisons.
- Psycho-emotional background.
- Food allergies. Such a problem may occur in a kitten for certain types of products, most often it is milk, and less often beef or pork.
Types of diarrhea in a kitten
Diarrhea with blood. This symptom suggests that the disease in a kitten is very severe. This diarrhea is called panleukopenia or enteritis. In this case, you must immediately contact the veterinarian.
Green diarrhea. This color of diarrhea indicates the development of putrefactive microflora. The disease is accompanied by a temperature that requires antibiotics for its removal.
Diarrhea with mucus. The mucus in the liquid stool suggests that the kitten was given a large amount of anthelmintic drugs or his colon is inflamed.
Kitten diarrhea: proper treatment
Since diarrhea in a kitten can occur for several reasons, the treatment of the disease should be aimed at eliminating all factors. For this purpose, hyperimmune sera are used, which fight viral infections, probiotics and prebiotics that restore the normal intestinal microflora, antibiotics to suppress secondary microflora, anthelmintic drugs in suspension or in tablets,
In order that the kitten does not begin dehydration and in order to remove toxicosis, droppers are put. If you can hold it intravenously, then it is better to do so. If this method does not work, then intraosseous droppers are performed.
What to give from diarrhea to a kitten: drugs and diet
In case of diarrhea in a mild form for a kitten, starvation diets are given, sorbents and antispasmodics are given, which stop the disease within 24 hours. The sorbents include smekta, etnerosgel, activated carbon. For antispasmodics - papaverine and no-silo. Smecta and ethnorosgel well remove toxins from the intestines.
It is very important to feed the kitten with diarrhea. With this disease, you need to start a hungry diet for a couple of days. Give only water with sugar in small portions, and then you can add rice jelly in small portions. After the diarrhea ends, rice will continue to be added to the entire food for the kittens, thus gradually moving to normal feeding of the animal.
It happens that even after treatment and a diet of diarrhea in a kitten with time, he again appears only in a stronger form. This is due to stomach irritation. For animals with this pathology, special foods are sold that contain all the necessary substances, and they are sufficiently low-fat. The rest of the treatment depends on the symptoms. If all this does not help, and your pet becomes worse and worse, immediately seek qualified assistance from a specialist.
Many faced the problem of diarrhea in their pets. It is especially dangerous in small animals, for example, kittens. A fragile organism suffers from diarrhea more difficult, it can have more significant consequences. As therapeutic measures, you can use special drugs and diet. In difficult cases, an urgent need to contact a veterinarian!