Q. Our cat has started pooping (diarrhea) having to go a lot some crying while going. Desperate if she has to go prior she rubbed her bottom scooting. TY
JESSICA L DESROSIERS
A. It is possible the diarrhea or other digestive upset is causing pain, which is why she is crying while attempting to go potty. Diarrhea can be a sign of a number of things, including internal parasites, digestive disorders, obstructions or as part of illness. It is best to bring in a sample of her stool to your local vet for an exam to check for the most common causes of diarrhea. Your vet may also want you to bring your cat in for a full exam as well to check for illness and look for any other clues as to why she has started having diarrhea. Until you can get to the vet, a bland meal of plain boiled chicken may help keep her eating and soothe her stomach, however veterinary care is best.