why does my cat poop liquid?

I have my cat for about 2 month, hes 8month old and he's very active and fun, but since yesterday he stopped moving and eating or drinking, so i figured he might just be a little sick (like a cold), but today i actually saw him pooping liquid, it looks exactly like seethrough gel. i've never seen that before, and im afraid he might not make it. i went to the vet today, but they dont know what the cause might be yet and tried an dewormer, i'll go in there agian tomorrow. had this ever happen to anyone? i have 2 other cats and they're just fine. they all never go outside, so it couldnt be that.

Asked by Member 741779 on Sep 23rd 2008 in Illness & Disease
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Sweet Mist of Ariel

It could be a number of things. I would treat him with a broad spectrum antibiotic like Albon. Sometimes it's just bacteria in the gut. The antibiotic usually helps within 24-48 hours but always use it for the full time. Your cat may even have coccidia which doesn't always show up in tests. The Albon would take care of it if it's the cause.
Hope your kitty is feeling better soon!

Sweet Mist of Ariel answered on 9/24/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer

Izadore (Izzie)

Of course we should not diagnose or suggest treatment for any problem this serious. It's a good thing you are taking your kitten to the vet as that is exactly where he needs to go. Give them a chance to find out what's wrong with him. Animals can get diarrhea for many, many reasons and each case is different. If you can, scoop up a sample of what's coming out of him and take it to your vet. They should be able to test it to see if there is evidence of worms. If this continues, he will have to be put on intravenous fluids as kittens can dehydrate very quickly, so be prepared. Good luck. We'll keep you in our thoughts and purrayers.

Izadore (Izzie) answered on 9/24/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 2 Report this answer


I agree with Izzie, only a vet can say for sure what it is. If it was a see-through gel, that sounds like your cat was pooping out mucus. Your vet needs to run some tests and find out if your cat has any intestinal parasites, or if it is something more serious.

When a cat stops moving, eating or drinking it is a life and death/get them to the vet right away emergency, and you did the absolute right thing in getting him to the vet. Please know your kitty is in our prayers and we hope he gets well soon.

Schmoo answered on 9/25/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer