When it comes to popularity, cats are second only to dogs in North America and Europe with around half of all homes having a pet cat.
Due to the sheer popularity of keeping cats as pets, we constantly see people reaching out and asking questions about the various problems that their cats may be suffering from.
We have seen a steady number of people reaching out about having issues with their cat pooping clear liquid over the last couple of months so we have decided to publish our own dedicated article on the topic.
Our hope is that we will be able to help as many of our readers understand how serious it can be for a cat to be pooping clear mucus as so many people leave it too late to take action and by then it may be too late to for a veterinarian to do anything.
Each month we see a number of slightly different questions about people having problems with their cat pooping clear liquid and decided to try and cover the more commonly asked ones in this article.
It should help our readers better understand the condition and make it as easy as possible to find all of the information they require in one place with our table of contents below making it as easy as possible to navigate the article.
What Causes A Cat To Poop Clear Liquid?
A cat can end up pooping clear liquid for a number of different reasons ranging from issues with their diet to infections to inflammation, to blockages in the cat’s intestines.
There are also a number of less common causes of a cat pooping clear liquid too with it being difficult to diagnose some of the less common causes with most people needing the help of a veterinarian.
Unfortunately, although the symptom of clear liquid mucus poop is the same, the causes are all very different with different levels of severity and you should never underestimate them.
A common problem that we constantly see is that people will ask for advice on social media and have people reply saying that their cat had problems with clear liquid poop and was fine but their cat may have been pooping clear poop due to a mild bacterial infection but your cat may have a serious issue.
This is why we would highly recommend that any of our readers who have a pet cat that is pooping clear liquid book a short video call with a veterinarian.
The veterinarian will assess your cat and ask you a couple of questions to narrow down the potential issues with your cat and then recommend a path to move forward with that best fits you and your cat’s conditions.
How To Help A Cat Pooping Clear Liquid!
It is difficult to help a cat that is pooping clear liquid until you know the cause of the issue that is making the cat poop mucus.
Some of the common causes have very similar symptoms to each other too making it difficult to specifically identify the issue with your cat so the advice of a vet is highly recommended in most cases.
Depending on what your vet discovers, you may be able to help your cat that is pooping clear liquid by simply switching its food to a specific type of food and increasing the amount of water it drinks.
Some of the causes of clear liquid poop in cats such as an intestinal blockage will usually require surgery to fix correctly and you will help your cat by getting it to a vet as quickly as possible.
The different types of inflammation and infection can range from a simple treatment to your cat having to spend a few days in the veterinarian’s office to be given specialist medication.
Thankfully, this does tend to be very rare though as The majority of people will notice clear liquid poop in their cat early so if the cause is infection or inflammation then it tends to be much easier to treat in the early days.
Can A Cat Pooping Clear Liquid Get Better By Itself?
It is rare that a cat who is pooping clear liquid will be able to get better by itself due to the majority of the causes of mucus poop in cats either being serious from the get go or being able to develop into serious issues if they are left.
We know that people on social media do say that their cat got better by itself and this can happen but it is rare and most cats will require help.
This is why we recommend that you book a short video call with a vet to get specific advice on your cat’s exact situation if possible.
Although rare, your vet may recommend you to just leave your cat to heal by itself or to make some minor tweaks to its diet to help heal the problem and prevent it form occurring again.
Most of the time though, your cat will require some form of medication or in rare cases, surgery to correct the issue causing it to poop clear liquid.
These treatments are normal for issues with severe infections or intestinal blockages and are not something to worry about as most cats will make a full recovery.
Should I Be Worried If My Cat Is Pooping Clear Liquid?
Although the majority of cats who poop clear liquid can make a full recovery, the majority of them do need medication or surgery to help them heal.
We often see people rightly worrying about their cat but pooping clear liquid is a relatively common condition and can be easy to fix in the majority of situations.
Unlike some other problems in cats, once the initial issue that is causing your cat to poop clear liquid is fixed, it is unlikely that your cat will end up having any long term problems too.
This is another reason not to worry if you do notice that your cat is pooping clear liquid as once you fix the initial cause, you will usually not have any long term problems with your car having the same issue again.
That brings our article going over what to do if your cat is pooping clear liquid to an end. We hope that we have been able to help explain the range of different causes that can end up causing your cat to poop clear liquid. Even though some of the common causes really are not that serious, some of them are potentially lethal so our recommendation is that until your vet has specifically identifies the cause of the clear poop from your cat, you always act as if it is the most serious issue possible and do everything that your vet tells you.