Q. My 11 year old cat has long term diarrhea - about 3 weeks. My vet took an Xray of her stomach, no problems. Fecal samples were sent to the lab, no p

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A. Older cats with ongoing diarrhea, especially if it does not respond well to symptomatic and diet treatments would raise suspicion about inflammatory bowel disease (irritable bowel type syndrome) or even lymphoma in the bowel wall. Intestinal specific, easily digested foods, probiotic pastes, vit B injections and antibiotic and anti-parasitic treatments to rule out infectious causes are often utilized but if limited response is noted it may be necessary to consider a biopsy of the intestines or high dose steroid treatments

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