Area of concern
- Abdomen (tummy)
- Anus (bottom)
- Brain and nerves
- Female parts: vagina and uterus
- Head, face and neck
- Legs, paws and claws
- Male parts: penis, testicles and prostate
- Mammary glands (breasts)
- Mouth and Teeth
- Skin and fur
Some pets will struggle to digest a new food unless it’s introduced slowly into their normal diet – so, if your pet eats something they aren’t used to it may give them diarrhoea.
There are many conditions that cause diarrhoea in cats, ranging from minor to serious. Mild cases of diarrhoea usually pass within 24 hours.
Distemper is a disease caused by a virus. The virus spreads easily between dogs. It causes a wide range of symptoms including a cough, runny eyes and nose, diarrhoea, high temperature, thickened pads, tremors and fits.
Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV) is a serious disease that attacks the immune system and causes cancers such as lymphoma and leukaemia.
Cats don’t often eat things they shouldn’t, but occasionally curiosity gets the better of them and can lead to a blockage. String, thread, hair bands, rubber bands and tinsel are the most common items to cause a gut blockage in cats.