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Diarrhea in cats and dogs can be a symptom of many different conditions, and if it persists, should be diagnosed by a vet. Home remedies are not recommended until a vet has definitively diagnosed the problem.

Some possibilities include Food sensitivity and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Diabetic cats tend toward gastrointestinal problems, most commonly vomiting and diarrhea. This study shows 30% of cats with diabetes also have some GI problems along with it. In 50% of the GI-troubled cats, the problem was vomiting[1].

When diarrhea is a problem, the possibilities for both dehydration and hypoglycemia increase[2]. The insulin dose you give depends partly on the meal being digested at a normal rate. When the food passing through the system speeds up in this manner, the insulin is still being absorbed at its usual rate[3]. It could mean that there's not enough food to match the insulin dose and a hypo could occur. You and your vet may want to temporarily decrease the insulin dose until you are both satisfied the diarrhea is under control.


See also Constipation.

Further ReadingEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Feline Diabetes & Gastrointestinal Problems
  2. DiabetesNow-UK-Page 4
  3. Drugs.com-Other Medical Problems

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