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Patrick's home!

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by catz4m8z, Jun 3, 2010.


  1. catz4m8z

    catz4m8z PetForums VIP

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    Finally back from the vets and I forked out 400pounds to find out they still dont know why he has diarrhoea!!:mad: He still doesnt have all the results back from his stool sample but he has had a steroid injection for IBS and I have to see if he has any improvement after that.
    Now the nightmare is what to do with him.:( I live in a tiny house and it isnt practical to keep/feed everyone seperatley. For one thing the bedroom cats wont eat if Im around (I havent seen them eat this year at all!:eek:) so doing different foods is a problem. I stuck him in a dog crate for now but dont see it working long term..:rolleyes:
    Sometimes I really hate my cats...:(
     
  2. hobbs2004

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    Hurrah! That's great news! And to be honest £400 for a 4 days stay at vet plus all the things that they have done so far isn't half bad.

    The bedroom cats?:confused:

    Have you looked into slippery elm? Works wonders with IBS (if that is what it is). Sorry, if I sound like a broken record.......:eek:
     
  3. catz4m8z

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    Sorry, I should explain.. The bedroom cats are the 5 that live in the bedroom and never come out!:D They have ever since I got the dogs which is sad for Patrick and Bess who live up there but a godsend for me coz the other 3 are my non house trained ex hoarder cats. After 8 yrs of poo and wee all over the house I have it confined to one room!:thumbup:
    It does cut down my options for space to put Patrick though if he needs a special diet. (vet totally pooh poohed the idea of slippery elm. He seemed to regard it right up there with snake oil!!:rolleyes:)
    Needless to say I dont think I would ever have this many cats again!!LOL:D
     
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    I had the same thing with my cat, who is 13 now, when he was about 5. He was in the vets for a week or so and we were just told at the end of it, after alot of expense, that he had a chronic bowel condition of unknown origin! And btw no vet will recommend a herbal supplement as they are all money motivated! Try this link for info http://www.littlebigcat.com/?action=library&act=show&item=slipperyelm.
     
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    Have you had him tested for T. Fetus ? I thought one of mine had IBS, and tested for it, which came back negative but it can shed so getting a diagnosis can be tricky.

    I treated my girl for it anyway (after speaking with several other breeders who had done so with no side affects) and 3 days into the 14 days of treatment her poos started to clear up. This was after 2 years trying various foods, slippery elm, pumpkin, turnip, just fish etc....
     
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    Im still waiting for the stool cultre results to come back and will try the steroids but if I dont get any results I'll work my way through the herbal/alternative routes. I know how good it can be sometimes.
    My Chi puppy had horrible diarrhoea that the vets couldnt cure but responded to pumpkin! Also as a nurse I know how many old fashioned remedies are being used nowadays.:)
     
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    Despite your vet's damning opinion I am still rooting for slippery elm! And pumpkin!

    Let's hope it was just a bad glitch and he doesn't need a special diet. The logistics for that sound a bit complicated in your household :)
     
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