Mature cat diarrhea and scooting bottom

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I have a 14 year old female indoor only cat who just started having diarrhea and scooting her bottom on the floor. Her previous dry food was discontinued about a month ago and we have been feeding her new dry food. She will not touch wet food. How long should I monitor this before we call the vet. It has been less than 24 hours. Otherwise she is acting normal and has an appetite.
 

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Hi! Welcome!!
Do you have a vet you trust that you could talk to? Can you maybe find one that's open on Saturday mornings?

The bum scooting concerns me. Can you try a different brand of food?
 
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Hi! Welcome!!
Do you have a vet you trust that you could talk to? Can you maybe find one that's open on Saturday mornings?

The bum scooting concerns me. Can you try a different brand of food?
I will contact our regular vet in the morning! She has never done this before.
 

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I don’t know if you have noticed anything about her poop but be sure to take a fecal sample to the vet. Get a parasite check while you are there. You might watch that scooting to see if she shows any worms or has any leftover poop on her bottom. Very uncomfortable for them.
 
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She had a normal BM last night and has not been scooting at all this morning. She is acting like her normal self and eating/drinking regularly. We are continuing to watch her for any unusual symptoms. Thanks for all the recommendations!
 
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