If it smells really, distinctively bad, it could be coccidia.......  I still 
agree with the others that it's the antibiotics, and it needs some time.

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st1\:*{behavior:url(#default#ieooui) }                Hi Caroline,
  I was thinking about you and the kitties. I’m glad to have a new topic to 
  Anyway, I gather from your post that they didn’t have diarrhea before or soft 
stools right? I know my vet told me the antibiotics can cause diarrhea. We had 
Ashley on Clavomox because of her cow-pie stools, but even after she was 
finished with the Clavomox, it took 2 weeks for the stools to harden. She still 
has a touch of the soft stools and some stinky gas now and then, but the smell 
isn’t unbearable as it was before. Our house no longer smells like a giant 
litter box. This may sound gross, but how’s the smell? With Ashley it was 
nauseating—it could seriously bring you to your knees. It turned out to be 
persistent parasites or bacteria or something like that which hadn’t gotten 
cleared up from the first trips to the vet’s. She was a kitty eating out of a 
dumpster, and I think the vet figured that because of the damage done, it was 
taking longer to rehabilitate her. However, she came to me with diarrhea; she 
didn’t develop it. And it took several months to get better
 (after much distress on my part). But, like I said, the vet said the 
antibiotics can cause diarrhea. Maybe it just takes a while to get out of your 
kitties’ systems.
  I think it’s great that you load up on the vitamins and supplements, but you 
make me feel like a negligent mommy! 
  Oh, we also switched Ashley to some blander food for a while. I think it was 
Science Diet ID or something like that. But, I think you’re light years ahead 
of me on the nutritional side of things anyway.
  I hope you find homes for your babies really soon. You should post some 
pictures of them for us! We could all use a little cheering up and a reminder 
that the kitties, not our egos, are the most important things here.
  From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Caroline 
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 1:55 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: OT: Kitten Question

  I am down to three foster kittens now as one was integrated to the on-site 
adoption facility (the pet supply store) on Saturday.  He was bigger and 
totally healthy and getting to be too much for me because he was the instigator 
and a bad influence on the other ones.  He was a  B/W little Kittler, so it 
Of the three I have now, they seem to be having a touch of diarrhea?  And I 
don't know what the cause is?  I'm not doing anything different with them.  
They all get fed Wellness Wet Kitten food and Eagle Pack Holistic dry kitten.  
Each gets about a half of the small can of Wellness in the a.m., and the same 
in the evening.  When I leave for work, after they have eaten the Wet food, 
they get the Eagle Dry- kind of free choice because they stay in crates when I 
am not home, so I like to leave them with some food.  They are all drinking 
water fine, except for when they tip their waters over, but I don't think they 
go too long before I am able to get home and refill them and it doesn't happen 
every day (I just ordered "coop cups" from Revival, so these should solve that 
On their wet food in the am I sprinkle L-Lysine free form powder and Brewer's 
yeast (and have been doing this for weeks now).  In the pm, I do the same, but 
add a sprinkled on gel cap of Colostrum- about 290 mgs each.  I just placed an 
order for "Just Born with Colostrum" and will be switching them to that when I 
get it.  
I think, but am not for sure, that they are June babies and I don't know if 
they are from the same litter- 2 might be, but I don't know for sure.  The 
smallest now weighs 2.8 (and I should not that this is the only one that hasn't 
been fixed yet because it weighed too little, but now with me, it's a little 
eating and growing machine!).  The biggest- Yoda- the first one I took in that 
I thought might die (weighed 2.4 lbs and they had him on the floor for 
adoption!?! with a raging URI!), anyway, he now weighs 3.6 lbs and I've had him 
since Labor Day Weekend!!!!  He's a growing monster.
So they all have healthy appetites and they are all gaining weight and getting 
noticeably bigger.  They run and play like maniacs (they have so MUCH energy!  
My mom tells me to stop pumping them full of vitamins and supplements!) when I 
let them out of their crates twice a day for play-time.  They are all well 
now-- it took 2 weeks to 14 days to bust those URI's out of them, but I finally 
did it.  I stopped the Amoxicillin well over a week ago, so it can't be that 
causing the diarrhea?  But now they seem to be having soft stools, if not 
actual diarrhea.  Yoda seems to be having the diarrhea more (I can tell with 
him because he has a crate to himself and the other two share one).  My first 
foster cat- which I guess I am keeping (!), she's 1 now and no longer a 
"kitten" but a big, healthy mature cat-- she gets the same protocol of 
supplements, except she gets fed 1/4 can of regular adult Wellness in the am 
and pm and free choice Wellness Dry Core.  She mingles with the
 kittens now during "play-time" and she is not having any diarrhea.   
Does anyone have any thoughts about a possible cause of diarrhea and what I can 
do about it?    
I'd appreciate some help!  I haven't had kittens since I was 10, so I just 
don't know much about them...
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