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There’s nothing worse than waking up to find a mess on the carpet. It’s not uncommon with cats and kittens – cat parents are no stranger to hairballs. But when the mess is from the other end, it’s not just frustrating. It’s also worrying.Kittens having diarrhoea is concerning. And needs to be taken seriously. Read on to learn more about the most common causes of diarrhoea in kittens, when to be concerned, and when to take them to the vet. 


While it’s normal for kitten poop to be a bit smaller than adult cats, loose or wet poop is considered diarrhoea. It’s important to tackle diarrhoea quickly. And any departure from a normal log shape is cause for concern.

There are many different causes of kitten diarrhoea. It could be because they picked up a parasite. Ate something they shouldn’t. Or a more serious illnesses. Which is why it should be taken seriously. Kittens’ little bodies can become dehydrated more rapidly than adults. Which can be life threatening.