No.  I didn't want to give him anything that he didn't need.  But I do have 
access to Albon.  
 
Incidentally, one of the other fosters told me on Sat.- when I was complaining 
about Yoda's on going saga- that some of her cats- or a litter that was 
recently adopted, not sure which, just tested positive for giardia, but they 
haven't treated yet b/c the vet said that the drug for it can cause seizures 
and that scared her to death.  This is another one of those "this is just what 
I heard."  But she wanted to know if Yoda tested pos for giardia (which he 
didn't and I'm sure he doesn't have- it's a Yoda-specific problem and if he had 
had giardia, I'd have it by now!), b/c she wanted to know what I decided to do 
b/c the vet really freaked her out about treating the cats for giardia.  Anyone 
know about this?  
Caroline 


Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 15:06:14 -0600From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: [EMAIL 
PROTECTED]: Re: OT: diarreah in 6 month old kittenYou 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]> wrote:

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!Caroline 

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