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????? 

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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: laurieskatz 
  Sent: Friday, September 28, 2007 5:38 PM
  Subject: Re: Kitten update Take 2 

  poor baby.
  could it be a food allergy?
  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. 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.
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Caroline Kaufmann 
    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 
    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!

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