Today's Daily Dose: Feline chronic diarrhea

Today's Daily Dose: Feline chronic diarrhea

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May 24, 2011
By dvm360.com staff
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“Treatment of protozoal diarrhea is greatly enhanced by environmental control because this minimizes the chance of reinfection. Prompt removal of feces from the litter box is essential since protozoal cysts may otherwise become scattered in the home. Disinfection with quaternary ammonium compounds or steam cleaning eliminates Giardia species cysts and Cystoisospora species oocysts as long as adequate drying time is allowed for desiccation. Bathing affected animals during and after therapy is also helpful because it removes cysts and oocysts carried on the fur.”

—Sally Purcell, DVM, Audrey K. Cook, BVM&S, MRCVS, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA

From How to manage feline chronic diarrhea, Part II: Treatment