Diarrhoea is a common presenting complaint in small animal practice. Though acute diarrhoea in many cats and dogs is self-limiting, the inconvenience caused by a pet’s diarrhoea often results in veterinary visits and a desire for a medical solution. Diarrhoea is frequently treated with antibiotics, though recent studies suggest that antibiotics are unlikely to help and can potentially do harm. An increased understanding of the intestinal microbiota suggests that we should shift our focus from simply a return of stool quality towards a return of a healthy microbiota for dogs and cats with diarrhoea. This talk will focus on the use of diet, prebiotics, and probiotics for the management of diarrhoea in cats and dogs.

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