RE: food

Fireks *********** ( (no email) )
Fri, 05 Feb 1999 10:22:13 PST

Barb,
Thank you!! I will be talking about different cat foods to the vet
also.Will let you know what I find out.Yes,Jangles has that smelly
gas(Yuck)
Shawn(Jangles & Psycho)

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>Shawn,
>
>Jangles' condition sounds exactly like Smoky's. He's an obnoxiously
>healthy ~6 month old kitten with chronic diarrhea. It's very soft
>stools followed by bloody mucous. The stool tests are negative. We've
>had a course of azulfidine - thinking it was colitis - and the blood
>cleared up but the diarrhea didn't. Then we tried Biosol and the blood
>cleared up again and while the diarrhea improved, it didn't go away.
>Now we are trying a new formula of Prescription Diet called i/d. I'm
>slowing switching them over. The blood seems to be clearing up, but
>Smoky has developed some NASTY gas. <sigh> Let's keep each other
>posted on their respective conditions and treatments. Smoky and Bandit
>are going to get snipped next week. It's definitely time. Smoky won't
>leave Bandit alone. Ah, well.
>
>Take care,
>Barb+Smoky+Bandito
>
>
>
>Barb Moermond
>State of Wisconsin - Higher Educational Aids Board
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fireks *********** [SMTP:fireks@hotmail.com]
> Sent: February 05, 1999 9:23 AM
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>
> 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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