My 7 month old kitten has diarrhea
by Tiffany Coker
(Baltimore, MD, US)
First let me start by saying I'm really sorry this is such a nasty topic but I need some help. LOL.
My 7 month old kitten got diarrhea and he just ran around my house pooping.
So I've got 2 kittens that are 7 months old. I have had them since they were born. They are brother and sister. I took them to get all their shots and they've been spayed/neutered.
My male kitten is a great kitty and a good boy. He always goes in the litter to poop and pee, no problem. However, he's gotten diarrhea 2 times since I have had him.
When he's had diarrhea, he will not go in the litter box. He literally runs around my house like crazy really fast and just leaves drops of poop everywhere he runs. The 1 time he was sitting there, he passed gas loud, and just went running.
I have been told that kittens sometimes get scared when they have the runs and that's why they wont go in the litter box. I have also been told it could scare them when they pass gas.
My question is how do I get him to not be scared if he gets the runs and how do I get him to do it in the litter box? Once again sorry for the topic. LOL. Someone please help me!
Thank You so much,
I'm sorry to hear that your kitty is having troubles. If he's got the runs, he may not have enough control to be able to get to the litter box. If the only time he doesn't use the litter box is when he's got diarrhea, then it may come down to just that.
I wish I had a magic solution for you, but I'm not sure there's much that can be done about that, if anything (until his diarrhea is gone). I know that's not much consolation.
I would be concerned over why this is happening, though, and make sure it's not a medical problem. In my experience, cats don't have these type of problems that often, unless something is upsetting their system (changing their diet too fast, something they're eating they shouldn't, illness, etc.).
I'm hoping someone else will chime in with more wisdom on a solution.