and you know my answer: add yogurt to that pumpkin! if he's a coonie, he's
even more likely to love it... (coons seem to love pumpkin, for some unknown

the whole thing sounds weird to me--as far as i know (which is limited),
baytril IS still the first drug of choice for utis, and in males, treatment
is often started before culturing is complete just because of the risk of
blockage. so i'm not sure that what the first vet did was so far off....

barb, think this is what's going on with joe's boy? just getting older and
the digestive system not so motile? what'd they end up doing with him?

On 9/28/07, Barb Moermond <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> cisapride?  hmm.  it's been taken off the U.S. market for people...
> I think lactulose is worth trying - one brand is Enulose - ask about it
> (firmly)
> are you using digestive enzymes?  I sprinkle prozyme on their crunchies
> and if I run out, or hubby forgets, Bandit gets diarrhea - icky...
> metamucil sprinkled on his food couldn't hurt either
> Barb+Smoky the House Puma+El Bandito Malito
> "My cat the clown: paying no mind to whom he should impress. Merely living
> his life, doing what pleases him, and making me smile."
> - Anonymous
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: catatonya <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: "" <>
> Sent: Friday, September 28, 2007 4:11:59 AM
> Subject: ot-cisapride?
> My cat Bob is still having problems with constipation.  He is still
> currently negative for felv (just retested him last week).  He was positive
> as a kitten in 1992ish.  He then threw the virus, and has lived with 2
> positives all his life.
> He is the one who has had the oxcylate crystals.  As some of you remember
> my vet quit to work on csi cases with aspca, etc....  Bob was straining to
> urinate and I took him to the new vet at the clinic who gave him fluids and
> put him on baytril.
> After 2 days he seemed worse, and was also constipated.  I called another
> vet and she said that my 'new vet' had not done a culture, and she thought
> Bob's system was messed up by the Baytril.  She did a culture.   It was
> negative.  And she took him off the antibiotic.  She gave him fluids,
> x-rayed for stones (none), no crystals, put him on lactulose.
> Well we finally ended up having to give him an enema.  She has found the
> start of kidney disease, and has me giving him 150 mL of fluids each week.
> The constipation is still there!  She had me buy something compounded
> called cisapride to help his GI system.  He won't take it and foams at the
> mouth and spits it out when he does.  I have discontinued it.  Has anyone
> ever used this before?  Same results?
> I have changed him to all wet food (royal canin s/o).  I am going to start
> putting pumpkin in it.  Any further suggestions????
> tonya


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