What causes diarrhoea in a Maine Coon?

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What causes diarrhoea in a Maine Coon?
« on: 10/02/2009 23:15:54 »
I recently adopted a female Maine Coon, who is estimated
to be a little over a year old.  She has diarrhea, and it's become a
problem because the odor is intolerable.  Any simple recommendations?
Should I withhold all canned food from her?  Put her on a strict diet
of dry food?  Does this situation qualify a veterinary visit?
« Last Edit: 13/02/2009 09:04:34 by chris »

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Re: What causes diarrhoea in a Maine Coon?
« Reply #1 on: 11/02/2009 01:19:25 »
I know nothing about Maine Coons but if an animal is suffering severe diarrhea then yes, get the critter to a vet. Could be an tummy bug , clearly she's not a happy...erhhm...thing !
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Re: What causes diarrhoea in a Maine Coon?
« Reply #2 on: 11/02/2009 02:53:51 »
How long has it been going on for?

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Re: What causes diarrhoea in a Maine Coon?
« Reply #3 on: 11/02/2009 03:27:21 »
They often suggest rice for dogs etc.. but a coon? I am not sure.. I would certainly call the vet!

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Re: What causes diarrhoea in a Maine Coon?
« Reply #4 on: 11/02/2009 21:28:06 »
Main Coon is a cat.

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Re: What causes diarrhoea in a Maine Coon?
« Reply #5 on: 11/02/2009 23:56:07 »
A visit to a vet is still a good idea.

Or does she still drinks milk? If so, stop giving it to her. Lactose may give diarrhea to adult cats.
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