Re: food

Fireks *********** ( (no email) )
Fri, 05 Feb 1999 07:22:56 PST

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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