Hi stranger! Signing up for MypetMD is easy, free and puts the most relevant content at your fingertips.

Get Instant Access To

  • 24/7 alerts for pet-related recalls

  • Your own library of articles, blogs, and favorite pet names

  • Tools designed to keep your pets happy and healthy

or Connect with Facebook

By joining petMD, you agree to the Privacy Policy.

PetMD Seal

Diarrhea (Antibiotic-Responsive) in Cats




Most patients may be treated on an outpatient basis. Your veterinarian will guide you in planning a low-fat, highly digestible diet for your cat during the treatment and recovery process, along with the prescribed antibiotics. If  your cat has decreased blood cobalamin levels (due to lack of intestinal absorption), cobalamin (vitamin B12) supplements will be prescribed until levels have increased to a normal level.


Living and Management


During the recovery, feed your cat a low-fat, low stress, highly digestible diet. Your veterinarian will schedule follow-up appointments with you for your cat to monitor the diarrhea until it has resolved.


Related Articles

Aspirin Poisoning in Cats

Aspirin, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, has been found to have beneficial effects for some animals but it can also be toxic to...

Bacterial Infection (Campylobacteriosis) in Cats

Campylobacteriosis (a certain type of bacterial infection) is not commonly found in cats, but when it does occur, it is most likely to affect...

Loss of Appetite in Cats

A cat will be diagnosed with anorexia when it is consistently refusing to eat and its food intake has decreased so much that drastic weight loss...

Chronic Inflammation of the Anus, Rectum or Perineum Region in Cats

Perianal fistula is a disorder in which the anus, rectum, and perineal regions of a cat are inflamed and irritated. This disorder is often painful...