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Q. My cat has been having diarrhea for the past week with irritated anal area. No change in behavior or food/water consumption. What could be the issue?

Answered By
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS

A. It could be a gastrointestinal infection, maybe something he ate outside. It could also be a condition called pancreatitis in which the pancreas is overacting and causes diarrhea.

Other possibilities are lymphoma (a common tumor in cats), food allergy and worms.

The best thing you could do at this point is taking him to the vet.


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