The food allergy is a really good thought. The Royal Princess Kitty Katt developed one at about 12 years of age + developed a problem processing fatty foods. Really big problems odorwise. Try an elimination diet?????
If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow man. St. Francis ----- Original Message ----- From: laurieskatz To: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Friday, September 28, 2007 5:38 PM Subject: Re: Kitten update Take 2 poor baby. could it be a food allergy? ibd? can you feed him an unusual protein to see if that helps? I had an ibd cat for 6 years. Finally, home prepared food did the trick. www.catnutrition.org has a great recipe. My best. So frustrating for ou and scarey for him. He must not feel very good...sweet baby. prayers for you both. Laurie ----- Original Message ----- From: Caroline Kaufmann To: email@example.com Sent: Friday, September 28, 2007 3:34 PM Subject: Kitten update Take 2 I got the results of Yoda's fecal back and it's totally negative- even the flotation. Now I don't know what to do and I pretty much told the Doctor that ("what do I do!?"). He doesn't seem to think it's from the antibiotic. Yoda was the first started on it at Labor Day and he was on it 10 days, so he's been off it a long time. I was also surprised that none of the kittens had diarrhea while actually on Amoxy (Monkee always got soft stools when on Clavamox). Anyway, he said it could be a virus of some kind, but it's definitely not bacterial or parasites. He asked about their exposure- which is basically nill, so he was fine with that. He said it could still be giardia because that doesn't show up in a fecal-- that they need the sample immediately because giardia is "like bubbles" and you can see them really clearly under a microscope if you get the sample immediately-- pretty much from butt to microscope (that's what he said- not me)-- but within a few seconds, they start to burst I guess and then you can't see them. This is how he described it. I told him the diarrhea smells HORRIBLE and he said "hmmmm..." He wanted to know when it started and I guessed about Monday. He said that is not too much time so he isn't worried yet. He said to try giving them all Liquid Immodium AD- 1/4 teaspoon and see if that helps. If not, we will try some other things (I guess looking for giardia). I'm going to give it this weekend I guess. I have two thoughs: #1) it's a random virus that they could have picked up when we went to Sat. cat adoption day. Although I kept all mine in a separate pen and they did not meet any of the condo cats at the store, they were in the same general area and if it's possible they could get an airborne stomach virus just by being in the same area, maybe that's it? #2) it's giardia and the vet will need Yoda's actual butt to diagnosis it! I came home early from work and Yoda had yet another diarrhea in his box. He was eating dry crunchies when I came in. I immediately gave everyone their Immodium. No sooner had I done that and Yoda had two more separate piles of even runnier, smellier diarrhea (and not to mention, he trashed his crate afterward-- he does it on purpose)! Urgh. He gets away with it because he's cuter than cute and the lil b*stard knows it! I know I need to give the Immodium more of a chance...but still?! If it continues this weekend, I will just drop Yoda off on Monday and say, "here's his butt...have at it; I'm sure he'll give you a 'sample' in all of like 2 minutes!" One of grey ones that are crated together threw up dry food this morning-- just a little bit of it and into their water bowl. It happened while I was at work so I don't know who did it. No one has ever thrown up since I've had them. I don't know if it means anything tho-- it really looked like the cat just ate too fast without chewing because the crunchies were all pratically whole! Awwww kittens...they are so much trouble! I guess I rested on my laurels with them after we beat the URIs so I probably deserve this! Happily tho, I now got my "coop cups" in the mail so no more spilling our waters and trashing our crates and barfing in our waters! I'm so excited! I get as excited about my online pet-care deliveries as I used to get about my clothing purchases that I couldn't afford! I guess that means I've matured? Or maybe my priorities are just more admirable now! I also got my "Just Born" in the mail and I'm starting them on that tonight! -Caroline ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Discover the new Windows Vista Learn more!