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Gastrointestinal health for Cats and Dogs

Check your pet’s gastrointestinal (gi) health

Use our assessment tool to see if your pet’s stool is healthy.

An ideal stool is easy to pick up from the ground and indicates good gastrointestinal health.

Liquid stool

  • Entirely liquid stool or stool wth minimal texture.
  • Diarrhoea

Very wet stool

  • Very wet, but not liquid, stool
  • Retains water that is visible between its different constituent parts

Loose stool

  • Moist stool with no cracks.
  • Distinct shape.
  • The stool’s different “components” stick to one another.
  • Leaves residue on the ground when picked up.

Ideal consistency

  • Well formed stool with clearly defined shape and visible cracks.
  • Slightly damp surface.
  • Crushable, but will provide some resistance.
  • Leaves little residue on the ground when picked up.

Hard & dry

  • Hard, dry, crumbly stool (crumbs).
  • Tends to split apart, rather than be crushed, when picked up.
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Liquid stool

  • Entirely liquid stool or stool wth minimal texture.
  • Diarrhoea

Very wet stool

  • Very wet, but not liquid, stool
  • Retains water that is visible between its different constituent parts

Loose stool

  • Moist stool with no cracks.
  • Distinct shape.
  • The stool’s different “components” stick to one another.
  • Leaves residue on the ground when picked up.

Ideal consistency

  • Well formed stool with clearly defined shape and visible cracks.
  • Slightly damp surface.
  • Crushable, but will provide some resistance.
  • Leaves little residue on the ground when picked up.

Hard & dry

  • Hard, dry, crumbly stool (crumbs).
  • Tends to split apart, rather than be crushed, when picked up.

GI symptoms for cats & dogs

The key early warning signs to watch out for in your pet.

Diarrhoea

The most obvious signs of diarrhoea are increased frequency, urgent need and loose, runny stools. But these aren’t the only signs.

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Upset stomach

Pets get stomach aches, just like us, and just like us it’s usually something they ate. But sometimes it can be a little more serious. 

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Constipated

Small, dry, hard stools are a classic sign of constipation; so is straining to defaecate. However, there are also other signs to look out for.

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Vomiting

One-off vomiting happens from time to time in most pets and is mostly harmless. But what should you do if the vomiting becomes more frequent?

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Off their food

Fussiness, overeating, minor illnesses and stress can put pets off their food, but they will usually start eating again when they’re hungry.

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Hairballs

Almost every cat produces a hairball sooner or later, but if they’re doing it frequently there may be an underlying health issue.

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Learn how to manage GI issues
in your pet

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Consult your vet

If you think your pet might be suffering from a gastrointestinal problem, the best thing to do is talk to your local vet.

We would love to see your healthy pets

Have we helped your pet recover from a GI problem? We’d love to hear about it. Use the hashtag #HealthyPets on Instagram and tell us your story.