Q. My 9 year old Himalayan cat has had lots of mucousy wet stools over the last few days. His poohs are normally quite hard even though he drinks a lot.
A. It may be stress, parasites or possibly dietary indiscretions. Whatever the cause, give his GI tract a rest. Withhold food for 12-24 hours. Allow small amounts of water or unflavored PediaLyte. Resume feeding a bland diet (1:1 ratio of plain boiled boneless chicken and plain white rice). A teaspoon of plain canned pumpkin (NOT pie filling) mixed into the food may help restore regularity and form. Feed in small, frequent amounts waiting at least one hour between feedings. Continue feeding until the stool is normal. Transition slowly to the regular diet. If the issue doesnâ€™t stop, see your veterinarian.