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Soft stools or diarrhoea

If your cat is bright but has soft faeces or diarrhoea first try stopping their food leaving only tap-water for 24 hours (even if they don’t usually drink).

You should also avoid milk. If this works try feeding fish or chicken for 2 days and then go back to their normal diet. If it doesn’t work or your cat becomes dull and tired you should bring them to the Vet.


Most cats vomit fairly frequently without becoming ill. If they eat grass and then vomit it up this is normal. Many cats vomit up a small amount of froth or bile early in the morning regularly. If it isn’t most days and they don’t lose weight or get diarrhoea as well then you probably have nothing to worry about.

If they vomit blood, vomit a lot, vomit frequently or get diarrhoea at the same time then they need to go to the Vet.

Not eating

Remove the biscuits, or throw out the tinned food you gave them.

If they go on playing, they should build up an appetite in a few hours ...

Had they had some new, more appetising food and are now embarking on a trial of strength to get you to give them some more?

If the anorexia lasts longer than 24 hours, consult your Vet.

Drinking a lot

Increases in water intake are a common first sign of illness and should not be ignored, particularly if your cat doesn’t eat dry food.

Not drinking at all, on the other hand, is frequently normal particularly in young cats that eat tinned food or pouches. If they are bright but have no interest in drinking you don’t need to worry


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