I agree.  And not to gross everyone out there's a difference between constant, 
runny diarrhea (that could cause dehydration and warrant a vet visit) and loose 
stools when they normally would go anyway.  Does that make sense?  If they are 
going all the time and it's watery, check for hydration.  If it just happens 
that when they do go their stool is not firm, I would give it some time.  Try 
the probiotics and pumpkin.

Melissa Lind <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
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  In my previous post, I mentioned how it took Ashley two weeks to get better 
after the antibiotics had made it through. We had an appointment at the vet 
scheduled for 2 weeks after finishing the medicine (to take stool samples), but 
it turned out that she didn’t need to go in since she was better. If it were me 
with the high vet bills that I usually have, I’d wait another week since they 
just finished their antibiotics. But, I’m not a vet or an expert. As long as 
they are eating and drinking, I think that they’d be okay. But, please don’t 
chastise me anyone if this is bad advice—just set me straight!
  From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Caroline 
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 2:15 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: RE: OT: Kitten Question

  I am not sure about their worming schedule at this point- I took them in from 
another volunteer/rescuer b/c she was overloaded and they weren't getting 
proper care, so she has their records.  All were given Advantage before they 
came to me.  I'm pretty sure they got a deworming tho, b/c I know they give 
dewormer to kittens even smaller than these and I doubt the other volunteer 
would have had them in her house with her other cats w/o first deworming.  
Plus, I look for worms all the time and have never seen any.  
Do I need to take them to a vet?

> Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 14:05:35 -0500
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: Re: OT: Kitten Question
> It could be coccidia or giardia. Both are very common in kittens.
> Coccidia is treated with albon, giardia with flagyl.
> It could be worms, but I'm thinking you wormed them already.
> On 9/25/07, Caroline Kaufmann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > 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 figures!
> > 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 problem).
> > 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...
> > -Caroline
> >
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