Re: food

Laura Jordan ( laura@denverdirect.com )
Fri, 05 Feb 1999 08:45:20 -0700

If I were you, I'd get another opinion from another vet also. Just because he
has a heart murmer, is no reason he can't be started on meds to get rid of the
blood problem. Sometimes seeking a 2nd opinion does more good than harm, and
gets you acquainted with other vets in your area as well. That's always a good
thing in case your fav vet is busy or out of town, you have records at back up
vets.

Laura

Fireks *********** wrote:

> Diana,
> Okay from the start. The lady that found this cat fed him chicken noodle
> soup everyday for a yr and because weather was getting cold she brought
> him to the shelter.That's where I got involved and he hadn't eatten
> anything in 2wks(no can food,no dry.wouldn't touch it) and brought him
> home(fed him chicken baby food). The vet put him on Eukanuba Vet Diet
> Can(had to force feed),Finally got him to start eatting dry food.When he
> was going potty there was no blood in stool.Every thing was going fine
> for a month,then finally we decided we were going to keep him and took
> him to the vet and had her do a 2nd test and he came out positive.She
> dewormed him and that's where our problems started.Ever since,when he
> poops there is bright to dark blood in stool.It's not mixed.It's like he
> poops then there is blood on it.Not alot just enogh to notice.(now it
> seems to be more than usual).And the vet thinks it's stress.Doesn't
> think there is a food problem.Cause every food we try he has the same
> thing.Even if it's dry or can or baby food.But because he has a heart
> murmur she doesn't want to do to much,and doesn't want me to shell out a
> bunch of money to find a problem when he could die any time.He's a VERY
> healthy cat just has a heart murmur.I don't understand what the deal is
> on that one.Cause she didn't give him his yearly shots either.She was
> concerned about the other cat more.
> So, I'm going to bring another stool sample in next week and see what
> they tell me this time.
> And no he doesn't strain to go.
> So, that's Jangles life all in a nut shell.And that's where we stand.
> Shawn(Jangles & Psycho)
>
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> >Fireks *********** wrote:
> >>
> >> Thanks Diana.
> >> Our vet said to give flagyl to Jangles for 1 wk and if that didn't do
> >> anything she could run some tests as to why there is blood in his
> stool.
> >> I did talk to a bunch of people and they told me he could be under
> alot
> >> of stress.
> >
> >Okay - this is a *bit* different than my gals. They were
> >not under a great deal of stress - most laid-back cats I've
> >ever known...
> >
> >Also - no sign of blood in the diahrreah - just very thin,
> >very explosive (indicating gas buildup also).
> >
> >Has your vet suggested trying babyfood for a while? It can
> >be expensive, so what I do is get chicken breasts - boneless
> >and skinless - and boil them in distilled water, then blend
> >them into a thin paste like babyfood. It's the mildest thing
> >you can feed them (if they'll eat it). Just don't do that for
> >more than a few days (I set a limit at 4) because the cooking
> >destroys taurine. Don't give them anything else during that
> >time, though - it's sort of the feline equivalent of an all
> >potato diet!
> >
> >Diana
> >
>
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