Cats

Cats

Tomlyn offers veterinarian-approved formulas to support cat and kitten health including prebiotics, probiotics, urinary tract health supplements, and calming treats. Cat parents have lots of questions about their pet's health, and Tomlyn has the answers!

 

What is the difference between diarrhea and loose stools?
If your cat has diarrhea, your cat will also have loose or watery stools. However, if your cat has loose stools from time to time, it doesn't mean your cat has diarrhea.

What causes loose stools in cats?
According to the Cornell Feline Health Center, a wide range of afflictions — like a change in diet or a stressful situation — can cause fecal matter to move through a cat’s intestinal tract too rapidly. You should seek veterinary care as soon as possible if the loose stool persists for longer than a day or two and the cat also has a poor appetite, lethargy, or vomiting.

What are prebiotics and how can prebiotics help my cat?
Prebiotics help the “good” bacteria in your pet’s gastrointestinal tract grow. Adding prebiotics can help support probiotics — like those in Tomlyn’s Pre & Probiotic Nutritional Supplement Flavorless Packets for Cats.

Why does my cat get hairballs?
Hairballs can occur as part of a cat’s normal grooming habit. One of the main components of hair, keratin, is indigestible. Some hair can accumulate in the stomach and create a hairball. Tomlyn Laxatone® Hairball Remedy for Cats can help gently lubricate hair so it passes into the stool.

How can I keep my cat's urinary tract healthy?
Urinary tract infections can be caused by bacteria making their way to the urinary bladder, which is supposed to be sterile. To help keep your cat’s urinary tract healthy, consult with your veterinarian about the best diet for your cat; offer clean, fresh water at all times; and provide an adequate number of litter boxes (usually one per cat) with the type of litter your cat prefers.

How can I keep my cat calm?
Even small changes to a cat’s everyday routine can cause stress, including: thunderstorms, veterinary visits, grooming visits, boarding, traveling, loud noises, or changes at home like visitors or new babies. Calming chews like Tomlyn’s Relax & Calm Chicken-Flavored Chews for Small Dogs and Cats can help pets cope with stressful situations. Owners can use other strategies based on what’s best for their pet — like these ideas from the American Association of Feline Practitioners.