Liz Buchanan BVSc MRCVS
As to that, most kitten diarrhoea improves with minimal intervention and a bland diet. If your vet started big tests every time they saw a kitten with diarrhoea, it could be very expensive for the owners and mildly stressful for the cat and in most cases, would be unnecessary because worming and bland food resolves the problem. However, if the problem continues then a revisit is always a good idea, to double check hydration after a few days diarrhoea and perhaps to consider whether it is worthwhile doing more tests at this point. A good question as one leaves a vet office is always, 'at what point do you think I should come back?' - because with chronic (ongoing) conditions such as this might turn out to be, it can be tricky to decide. Furthermore, if clients go to a new vet at this point, the new vet might well want to start again with worming, bland food etc unless you take the history from the first consultation with you.