I think Flaglyl for Coccidia==


All these parasites are real tough to find---they require repeated fecal
test as unless the sample is from a particular spot of the feces that
happens to have one of the little buggers-it will go undedected..


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[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Kelley Saveika
Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2007 4:06 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: OT: diarreah in 6 month old kitten


You know - has he been treated for coccidia?  A lot of times my vet will
treat for coccidia even if nothing shows up on the fecal, because it is so
hard to detect.  Metronidazole doesn't cure coccidia...Albon or there is a
new drug that does it... 

On Dec 19, 2007 2:32 PM, Caroline Kaufmann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

I have a 6 month old non-felv kitten named Yoda that has had diarrhea pretty
much off and on ever since I've had him (Labor Day).  Some of you may
remember me asking you about Yoda's diarrhea back then (at first I thought
it was just the antibiotic for his URI, but he hasn't been on an antibiotic
since the first weeks of Sept., so that is out).  The vet ran a fecal back
in Oct.- nothing.  We treated with metro...zole (can't remember the name)--
no difference really.  And I have treated him with probiotics just for H of
it- I used a whole can up of the Eagle Pack Holistic Remedy for Diarreah
(added to his food)- it seemed to make no difference with Yoda, so when it
ran out, I stopped using it.  I've been adding benebac (sp?) to his wet food
at night lately- again, no difference.  Don't ask about food and diet
changes-- I'm so TIRED of answering those friggin questions-- I mean, this
isn't my first time up to bat-- I'm not an idiot.  I'm tired of the adoption
agency people (those that have to "approve" Yoda going to the vet) asking me
every friggin week about diet changes (um, none!) and the vet's office
asking the same.  If anyone asks this on Sat. at Cat Adoption Day, I'm going
to say: "Yeah, I'm trying this new thing were I feed Yoda something
different for every meal...and tons of table scraps!  Why?  Do you think
that could be it?!"  
What else?  Oh, I took him back to the vet this Monday so they had the Yoda
butt to really test for giardia- which I knew it wasn't b/c Yoda is mingled
with other fosters and personal cats and they would all have it by now and
they don't, but just in case...They did another fecal-- nothing.  And I know
he's healthy-- he looks like a little greyhound he's so healthy- he's all
muscle and lean and just doing wonderful.  He never feels bad, but he'll go
in the litter box and I will hear these horrible diarrhea, squirty sounds
(sorry!) and then he just comes out like nothing happened!  But it smells
horrible and sometimes he can't help but getting it on him and we're all
just really tired of it!  The Vet said he looked "great"- which I already
knew- and his hydration was great, his temp was fine, etc.  But I'm not
crazy!  He's having this diarrhea!  He had a whole puddle of it last night
in the litter box!  Sometimes it more "cow pie"-like, so that is why I say
it comes and goes.  It's obviously not sustained diarrhea or else he would
have hydration issues, which he doesn't.  But I really want to solve this
problem and I feel like I'm at a loss.  Yoda also seems to pass gas a lot-
especially when he is nervous- like when we go to the cat adoption day-- he
kind of "smells" and it's not his fur b/c I kitty wet wipe him before each
adoption day- it's him sitting there nervously passing gas like he has IBS
or something?  
I've been feeding Yoda kitten food- the Eagle Pack Holistic Chicken flavor
that is for "adult cats and kittens" (whatever the H that means?) in the
day.  In the evening, he gets half a can of the small can of Wellness kitten
with Brewer's Yeast and Lysine added.  The vet said that kitten food can be
"richer" and to try switching him to adult cat food- maybe all dry b/c he
thinks the wet, with the extra moisture can contribute to diarrhea.  He
recommended Purina (no, I'm not kidding-- my mom and I would have laughed,
but we're tired of the runny poo, so it's not as funny as it should be), so
I kind of think this vet's a quack at this point (for this an other reasons)
and with all the premium brands on the market, why in the world would I feed
him Purina?  (plus that means I'd have to switch over two other cats who eat
with Yoda- one who is underweight that I am rehabbing and needs the best of
the best brands of food).  Has anyone heard anything like this?  Has anyone
had any problems with the newer premium foods with their cats?  I just
wonder if Yoda has a gastrointestinal problem like IBS, UC or even Crohns or
something-- something that isn't life threatening, but still a problem that
can be managed by diet.  I just wonder if the newer premium foods- with the
emphasis being on the high protein content- maybe that is harder to digest
for some cats?  I switched him on Monday to adult, regular wellness wet at
night and he's now only getting 1/4 of a can.  I haven't changed the dry
food yet b/c I haven't decided what to do about that?  We're status quo with
the runny poo.  I just don't know what to do/try and I'm so frustrated!   
Someone help!


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