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Saturday morning my cat apparently ingested a (or some)of a peppermint candy. Today he apparently is having diarrhea for his hindend is covered with poop and he is not eating like he normally does. He still seems alert and playful.  Does he need immediate attention by a vet? How harmful is this candy to a cat?

no I think peppermint is not dangerous but it has probably upset his system. However this should settle down after a day or so, you should feed him a very plain diet for a few days to allow his system to recover.

i have a web page about cat diarrhoea which you might find of further help and information


If he is no better in a few days then a trip to the vets is always a good idea to be on the safe side.

best wishes Kate


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Kate Tilmouth


I can answer most day to day cat problems encountered by owners. I have a good understanding of cat behaviour and problems which may arise from changes to their daily routine. I can advise on cat training including litter training and general day to day cat care issues. I am not a vet and therefore cannot answer medical questions.


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