Vitamins and Minerals for Kitten Diarrhea

Survival rate was higher with the dietary supplement

The Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery published a study (Strong, SJ, et al 2019), shared on, that looked at treatment options for orphaned kittens with diarrhea. The study included 1,718 orphaned kittens and found that kittens who received a vitamin and mineral supplement were 12.8 times more likely to survive than those that did not. “Treatment with subcutaneous fluids, penicillin G, tube feeding, a probiotic containing Enterococcus faecium SF68, ponazuril, or metronidazole did not statistically significantly increase the survival of kittens with diarrhea,” says the report.