To confuse things, other forms of cat diarrhea, such as those that cause cats to “go” regularly but only produce a tiny amount of excrement at a time, respond to fiber supplements. Fiber supplements such as unflavored psyllium (and canned pumpkin are also easily accessible. There are no hard and fast rules about how much psyllium or pumpkin to give your cat, but starting with 1-2 tablespoons mixed into your cat’s food throughout the day is a good place to start.
- 3. Encourage the consumption of water and electrolytes.
To avoid dehydration, cats suffering from diarrhea should drink plenty of water. Make sure your cat’s water bowls are always full of fresh, clean water, and try adding an extra bowl with diluted chicken or beef broth. Switching your cat from grain to dried food is another simple approach to enhance his water intake. You can also add an extra tablespoon or two of warm water to your cat’s dried food temporarily.