A remedy that is often recommended to treat a cat’s diarrhea is to not feed the cat for 12 to 24 hours, according to WebMD. Along with fasting, the cat should be given plenty of clean water to prevent dehydration.
An individual should consult a veterinarian about the best treatment method in the cat’s specific case of diarrhea, according to WebMD. The cat should have veterinarian care if there is unexplained weight loss, decreased appetite, dark stools, vomiting or diarrhea lasting longer than one day.
An individual can also treat a cat’s mild diarrhea by changing its diet, using a bulk-forming laxative, adding unflavored electrolytes to its water, giving it gentle exercise and letting it have plenty of rest, according to HowStuffWorks. The individual should consult a veterinarian before using any of these at-home treatment methods.
The cat may benefit from a change in diet, such as eating a more natural type of cat food or eating bland foods, according to HowStuffWorks. Non-natural cat foods may contain additives that could lead to or worsen digestive problems. Bland cat foods can be made at home with cooked white rice and pieces of cooked chicken or hamburger. Bland and rice-based cat foods may also be available at a pet supply store. Any changes in diet should be done gradually and carefully to prevent further digestive issues.