Kara my cat is having intermittent loose stools - around once every ten days. The stools are large and very watery and smell a lot. For instance she passed some normal small hard stools at 10pm and when I saw her using the tray at 10am this morning the loose stools were the result. Obviously the food is passing thru her system too quickly as she normally has bowel movements ever 24 hours.
This pattern has been set for a few months now. Prior to that she did have loose stools but only every six weeks or so. She has a long history of this and vets have never got to the bottom of it.
There was suggestion she was food intolerant but how can that be if it so intermittent and only lasts one bowel movement? Could it be hairballs?
The loose stools only last for the one bowel movement - sometimes I skip a meal for her after this and she is right as rain and back to normal stools for her next bowel movement.
I have two other cats and never any problems with them. I feed high quality food - wet food is:
Bozita Sensitive Diet & Stomach:
For sensitive cats with digestive problems
Supports optimal digestive function
With Swedish elk meat, a tasty, low-allergen ingredient perfect for sensitive cats
Contains SPC (Special Processed Cereals) – specially developed raw ingredients made from oats, that help to support a healthy digestive system
High meat content in every chunk (91%) mean a high acceptance rate, even among choosy cat
and she also eats Royal Canin dry veterinary diet (because one cat has urine crystals problem)
Rice, wheat gluten, poultry meal, corn flour, animal fats, animal protein (hydrolysed), minerals, ligno-cellulose, beet pulp, fish oil, soya oil, fructo-oligosaccharides, hydrolysed crustaceans (source of glucosamine), marigold extract (source of lutein).
If anyone has any suggestions to stop this intermittent loose stool would be much appreciated.