Diarrhea Medicine for Cats

Diarrhea medicine for cats can prevent and treat unpleasant and uncomfortable symptoms in cats experiencing GI issues. Browse our selection for prescription and over-the-counter options for diarrhea treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can cause diarrhea in cats?

There are many causes of diarrhea in cats, and some are more serious than others. For example, diarrhea lasting less than a day may be due to dietary indiscretion. Meanwhile, diarrhea that lasts more than a day or two may indicate a more serious underlying illness, such as an infection. The common causes of diarrhea in cats are:

  • Dietary indiscretion
  • Diet changes
  • Bacterial infections
  • Parasites
  • Food intolerance
  • Allergies
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Colitis

What medicine can I use to treat my cat’s diarrhea?

Before a vet prescribes diarrhea medicine for cats, they’ll determine the underlying cause. Treating an underlying cause, such as a bacterial infection, will eliminate your cat’s diarrhea. For example, your vet will prescribe allergy meds for cats if your cat’s diarrhea is due to allergies. Meanwhile, if they’re experiencing GI symptoms due to anxiety, your vet will treat their anxiety with anxiety meds for cats

However, if the underlying cause of your cat’s diarrhea is unknown and they’re not experiencing any other symptoms of illness, your vet may prescribe anti-diarrhea medicine for cats to bulk up their stool. Another prescription cat diarrhea medicine is metronidazole. This prescription treats various types of infections caused by parasites. It can also treat other types of inflammation in the GI system to reduce GI symptoms like diarrhea in cats. 

In some cases, treating your cat’s diarrhea may not require a prescription. Several non-prescription cat anti-diarrhea medications are available, including DiaGel Diarrhea Control Gel for Cats, which supports proper GI function. In addition, your vet might suggest probiotic supplements to support normal intestinal microflora. 

How can I prevent my cat from having diarrhea?

Unfortunately, you can’t always prevent your cat from having diarrhea. 

Since there are many causes, ranging from anxiety to parasites, the best thing you can do is take them to the vet for their yearly wellness checks to ensure they’re not suffering from an underlying illness that might cause diarrhea. 

Can I buy diarrhea medicine for my cat online?

Yes, you can buy diarrhea medicine for your cat online. To receive prescriptions online, you must have an appointment with a Dutch veterinarian who believes prescription diarrhea medicine for cats is the right option for your feline friend. From there, your order will be placed and delivered right to your door. 

If your vet recommends non-prescription products, you can purchase them from our online marketplace. Ready to give your cat relief from their GI issues? Try Dutch telemedicine for pets today.