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Cat loose stools / blood not getting better please help

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by V A F P, Jul 31, 2021.


  1. V A F P

    V A F P PetForums Newbie

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    Hello there

    Please please help me out, I need a second opinion for Jasper.
    Adopted a stray who turned up last May 2020 aged around 6 months old. Had him neutered. He was very skinny with eye infection. Since adoption eye is better & he's now 5kg at 20 months old.

    Over the past year he has had bouts of loose stools/ diarrhoea. Light brown foul smelling. Occasionally blood and mucus. At its worst alot of blood.

    Vet has tried stormygl & metronidazole. Canigest & medivet probiotoc clay paste. We've treated him for any parasites etc. He's had two negative stool tests.

    Had his vaccinations earlier this year.

    Two weeks ago it started again - it's never really totally got better. He doesn't have firm or formed stools just splodge sometimes formed.

    Tried normal cat food with Hypoallergenic biscuits. I don't think he's eating wild mice or birds etc as no fur or bones in stools. He doesn't like using the litter tray but does if pushed to! He usually holds on until he can get out. He's started weeing in the laundry basket not the tray which he usually does or he goes out. He has bouts of sleepiness and being down. Other times before or after needing a poo he bolts around the house like a mad cat. He has bad wind occasionally and doesn't like his tummy being touched.

    2 weeks ago he bought a rat back. Think he killed it- left it on the back door mat. I'm concerned the rat may have had poison or viruses in it. Had Jasper's blood tested and all came back OK except for low platelets & msv low mono & low lym. Vet said these results were all ok but how can that be possible ??

    Desperate for help and a second opinion. What's going on ?? Can anybody help ? why isn't it clearing up??

    He weighs 5kg at the moment. Is a DSH cat tabby but may have bengal in him too. Thank you in advance

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    OrientalSlave Shunra Oriental Cats

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    V A F P PetForums Newbie

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    All came back negative
     
  4. OrientalSlave

    OrientalSlave Shunra Oriental Cats

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    Including tf?
     
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    pennycat PetForums Senior

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    Don’t think the standard test includes testing for TF - did they def check for it?
     
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    V A F P PetForums Newbie

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    Yes. We had two different stool tests done both neg
     
  7. lorilu

    lorilu PetForums VIP

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    @V A F P I would put this cat on a raw diet. But even before you start that I would start him on s.bouardii. Get an s.boulardii product with at least 5 billion. Preferably with MOS included. Start with half a capsule twice a day (just mix it into his wet food) and then after 3 or 4 days if no improvement increase it to two whole capsules a day.

    Feed wet food only, NO KIBBLE, but really...you'll want to get away from processed diets all together and get him on a raw or home cooked diet.

    Here's a website you may find helpful;.

    https://www.rawfeedingforibdcats.org/ This page has a list of recommended products, some available in the UK;

    INTERNATIONAL: We recommend you consider purchasing Jarrow Brand S boulardii + MOS from amazon UK or iHERB.com (depending on your location) for ongoing use.

    In the UK specifically, OptiBac has an S boulardii-only product you can likely find locally. This can be combined with Entero Chronic that contains MOS.



    They have a FB group for real time help. It used to be a great group, but it got too big, and it's not as wonderful as it was in the early days, but you and your cat will get the help he needs.
     
  8. Emlar

    Emlar PetForums Member

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    Our cat was ill for a long time. Very under weight, always had loose stools, not very active. She had all the tests under the sun including a biopsy of her intestine. She'd tried numerous foods and medication and nothing helped, we were at the point where she was so unwell she was on the verge of being put down. Our last ditch attempt was to switch to raw food and she is a different cat! Almost all of her problems have cleared up, shes put weight on and is super playful. Obviously all cats are different and it might not work for you, but definitely worth a try.
     
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    jasmine2 PetForums Member

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    What brand of foods were you feeding , lots of food on recall list and causing low blood cells etc. Also felix is causing upset tummy in cats due to recipe change. It’s very important that you check which foods you were feeding him
     
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