I think they are June babies, but don't know the dates for sure because I don't 
have their records with me and I don't think they are from the same litter.  
They all weigh over 2 lbs now.  Yoda shot up from 2.4 at Labor Day when I took 
him in to 3.6 last Saturday when I weighed him.  The two grey ones are smaller, 
but I need to reweigh them because adoption day was so crazy last Sat., I 
didn't get a chance to write down their weights.  I ended up with one long 
haired grey one because it wouldn't gain weight and couldn't get fixed yet 
because it didn't weigh 2 lbs.  The volunteer who had it before me was syringe 
feeding it?  But when I got it, it immediately ate crunchies first?  So I 
started mixing wet and dry with that cat and it will eat both now fine.  The 
cat did not need to be syringe fed.  I  weighed it last Saturday and I think 
it's 2.4  This is my smallest one, but it's clearly gained weight since I have 
had it (we think it's a boy, but it's so hard to tell when they are tiny and 
have long hair!).  It's getting more longer than fatter so the cat is really 
funny-looking now because it has this long, lean skinny mid-section and this 
big head that looks like it would tip it over!  As opposed to Yoda who gets a 
fat snake belly everytime he eats and who has a tiny head!  
They are not dripping diarrhea though.  As of yesterday, the diarrhea was a 
little worse tho in all of them- more watery, less cow pie-like.  
We are doing a stool sample today.  My mom is off work so she is going to pick 
up a Yoda stool sample and take that in.  Hopefully, we will have some answers 
soon.  The smelly poo is driving me crazy!
-Caroline 


Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 01:48:07 -0700From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Re: Kitten 
UpdateTo: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
In my experience though, coccidia gets really bad, really fast. i.e. the 
kittens are basically dripping diarrhea....They get it on their rear ends and 
back legs and have to be bathed frequently, etc....They don't make it to the 
litterbox.   That's what has been my experience with coccidia.  Kittens are 
often born with coccidia as well.  When you've dealt with it you can usually 
tell from the smell. ugh.
 
With soft stools a lot of times it's giardia.  I think a fecal is a good idea, 
but if the stools are not as I described above, or if nothing shows up, I don't 
think I'd add another med. at this time.
 
Lots of kittens just have loose stools due to changes in diet, additives, 
stress, etc....  Are they still hydrated? losing weight?  I had one kitten we 
put through the ringer trying to diagnose his loose stools, and we finally just 
left him alone and they cleared up.  I think it was all the medicine we were 
giving him.  How old are the kittens again?
 
tKelley Saveika <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
On 9/27/07, Caroline Kaufmann 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 afterthey had 
been there a month.In fact, coccidia is so common that every time I have taken 
a kittenin for a fecal, they have prescribed Albon even if the stool 
sampledoesn't show any (it can be hard to detect).You need to get approval?? 
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