diarrhea

Barbara VasquezBarbara Vasquez MesaMember Posts: 46
edited 11 September, 2008 in Cat Health
Sophie has had diarrhea now for two months despite taking about 30 vials of two different medications and being on two different kinds of prescription food during this time. The problem started when she was put on medication for her thyroid problem and she immediately got diarrhea. The vet said it is more dangerous to her health to not take the thyroid medication than it is for her to have diarrhea so they want her to stay on it. It can\'t be good for her to have diarrhea all the time...she is not gaining any weight at all. Wouldn\'t you think there would be more than one thyroid medication they could try on her and perhaps find one that is easier on her system? So why do they insist on her staying with this medication if it is causing her more problems? It\'s frustrating...I just want Sophie to feel better.

Comments

  • Melissa FordMelissa Ford Santa CruzMember Posts: 3,914
    edited 28 August, 2008
    Go see an internal medicine specialist. Don't waste anymore time consulting your vet about these problems. http://www.acvim.org/Specialist/Search.aspx
  • Nicole JonesNicole Jones Fort CollinsMember Posts: 128
    edited 28 August, 2008
    Try feeding her canned pumpkin. It will help firm up the stools. Make sure it's not pumpkin pie filling, just regular canned pumpkin.
  • Melissa WinbushMelissa Winbush Jackson TennesseeMember Posts: 27
    edited 29 August, 2008
    All of the kitties in our rescue and fostering program have suddenly come down with diarreah at the same time, which makes keeping the house sanitary a big task. We were given liquid Loperamide for the problem, but have still found no suspect. Maybe another vet visit and more thorough test will show something. We're especially worried about Indie, who has a month old litter and now looks absolutely imaciated. We are not the types to take lightly to this and we're upping what we feed her, even adding in protein supplements. The kittens seem to be doing fine but Indie' s energy has gone down immensely. If anyone else has any homeopathis or holistic ideas, please let us know as we are a green family and don't like to count on pharmaceuticals. Thanks :) -Indie
  • Tina BTina B Vancouver IslandMember Posts: 2,238
    edited 29 August, 2008
    Indie you may want to get your stools tested for Campylobacter. This is highly contagious to other kittens and humans, if you come in contact with the feces.
  • Melissa WinbushMelissa Winbush Jackson TennesseeMember Posts: 27
    edited 29 August, 2008
    Will def. be getting that test done as now my Granny has diareah and vomiting. I hope I didn't give it to her!!! She does also work in a clinic so she could have picked it up there, but we want to be sure. Thanks for the help, we'll keep everyone posted on how things are going.
  • Seesha smithSeesha smith Member Posts: 43
    edited 11 September, 2008
    When cousin Terra moved to Grandma's house back when we didn't live with Daddy Muffin, I was under a lot of stress. I am a lover and I can't be mean to any one and Terra hates everything. She was so mean I just couldn't handle it. The vet had no ideas how to fix my potty problems. Seesha and Grandma went to the kitty herbalist lady and got a pill called Gentle Digest. It is prebiotics & probiotics. It is made my Ark naturals and it cleared my problem up. Edit by seesha: A probiotic and prebiotic are the same as yogurt. They are good bacteria you want in the body. If you can't find the Gentle Digest try plan unflavored yogurt. It's the same thing people do when they are irregular, maybe the baby just needs a little activia she is going through a lot right now. Seesha is yelling at me to tell you that before starting ANYTHING that you must at least tell your vet first. (You wouldn't want any medication conflicts.) Some times they are big dumby jerk bun violators but they will know if it might help or be a waste of money.
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