On 9/27/07, Caroline Kaufmann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > My three kittens are status-quo. I started them on a probiotic made by > Eagle Brand on Tues. evening, so they've had a day and a half of that and > we're still having diarrhea/soft stools/cow pies (and stinky!). I don't > know how long it takes the probiotic to work though? I have talked to the > volunteer of the Adoption group- who originally had these kittens and whom I > needed to obtain approval from before taking in a stool sample. She said > she doubts it's coccidia or girardia because she thinks it would have shown > up earlier because she had them at her house for a while before I took them > in.
That isn't necessarily true. Coccidia is so very common in kittens, and I have sent kittens to a "clean" environment (no other cats at all - they are the only cat) and had them come down with coccidia after they had been there a month. In fact, coccidia is so common that every time I have taken a kitten in for a fecal, they have prescribed Albon even if the stool sample doesn't show any (it can be hard to detect). You need to get approval?? Before taking a kitten in for a fecal? It isn't uncommon for rescuers to have 20 or 30 (or more) cats in their houses, by the way. They kill close to 70% of the cats that come in to our local kill shelter. -- Rescuties - Saving the world, one cat at a time. http://www.rescuties.org Vist the Rescuties store and save a kitty life! http://astore.amazon.com/rescuties-20 Please help George! http://rescuties.chipin.com/george I GoodSearch for Rescuties. Raise money for your favorite charity or school just by searching the Internet with GoodSearch - www.goodsearch.com - powered by Yahoo!