Well, all diarrhea smells pretty bad. lol.  As I said, I haven't had experience 
with Giardia, but when I used to foster kittens I could tell the coccidia smell 
from something else. lol.
  t

Kelley Saveika <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
  Oh yes, yes it does. Giardia smells horrible. Believe me, I know.

On 9/30/07, catatonya wrote:
> I don't think Giardia has a specific odor like coccidia, etc.... It's more
> like a nuisance diarrhea that's not that bad, but just won't go away.
> t
>
> laurieskatz wrote:
>
> I don't remember Giardia odor but think it's from drinking dirty water.
> Treatable...I think with antibiotics. I don't recall vets finding it in a
> stool sample...just that we've treated cats with diarrhea for it.
> Laurie
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: MaryChristine
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Sent: Friday, September 28, 2007 9:57 AM
> Subject: Re: Kitten Update
>
> kelley, remind me on giardia--is that one that isn't easy to find (ie, isn't
> in every sample?) i know that's the case with coccidia...... so far (keeping
> lots and lots of paws crossed), i've never had giardia, so i don't know it's
> smell, but once you've had coccidia in your house, you never forget it.....
> you know on csi and similar programs, they can tell the illness/problem just
> from the smell? coccidia is like that..... tri-trich has a different aroma
> all its own.
>
> i
>
> On 9/28/07, Caroline Kaufmann wrote:
> >
> >
> > 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 -0700
> > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > Subject: Re: Kitten Update
> > To: 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?
> >
> > t
> >
> > Kelley Saveika 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 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.
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