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Raw food or dry?

#1
Hi, I am new To Savannah cat chat, I have a question about Raw versus high-quality, high-protein dry cat food. my Savannah has loose stool sometimes it's runny and I've had her since about Christmas time and since we got her she's had loose stool I'm feeding her wilderness cat food, high-40% protein, no grain, no corn should I just get her on a raw diet or will the loose stool clear up? I change her food from Royal canin to Wildernest just recently but she's still has a runny soft stool can Anyone give any suggestions on what I should feed her?
 
#2
The loose stools aren't going to clear up on their own. For me- what fecal tests have you ran? I'd be more concerned with giardia/coccidia/tritrich then her diet at this point. A lot of fecal smears can miss giardia and tritrich, although they do tend to catch coccidia.
 

Patti

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#3
I agree with Trish, the first thing to do, if you haven't already, is to test her stool for infection. If that is ruled out then you can consider a raw diet as that often helps firm up stool. If it persists even on raw (and no infection was identified) you might need to consider that she has Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) which I read recently is one of the most common causes of diarrhea in cats.