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Molly's got "the squirts"!

post #1 of 11
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Molly, my newest family member, has had loose stools for basically the last week. I brought her home Jan 6th. I didn't have any Purina Cat Chow to keep her on & forgot to buy any, so I cold turkey switched her to Chicken Soup. She is also on Clavamox for a UTI, as well as Terramycin for eye goopies. I noticed last night that there were two spots where it looked like she had been laying & had "dribbled" poop(as though she didn't wake up fast enough to get to the box). There was one more this morning. I am taking her to the vet tomorrow(to get her eye looked at)....I have been debating a fecal exam. I know she doesn't have worms(been dewormed 3x while at shelter). If she had coccidia/giardia or soemthing of that nature it would've showed up within the 2+ months she's been at the shelter.

Can Clavamox cause loose stools? Could it still be the food change upsetting her digestive tract? Could the UTI be causing loose stools? I will be mentioning to the vet that she has had what appear to be "night-time accidents" to see what he thinks. She also has always had very poor literbox aim....most of everything ends up smeared on the floor, so it'll be hard to get a stool sample unless I can catch her in the act & well, basically catch it as it falls. That's why I'm debating the fecal exam as it will be hard to get "clean" poo.
post #2 of 11
I would still have them do a fecal, Kirra had watery poop and they said that if they couldnt get a good sample for a fecal float there was a "dry" fecal they could do to check. You just never know with worms, even with treatment, there are so many out there. I have never known clavamox to cause diaherra, kirra was on it last month for gastro infection and is on it this month for a URI. Make sure hydration hydration hydration. Good vibes sending your way, let us know.
post #3 of 11
When I took Sho and Tomas in for their last vet visit they both had diaherra, Sho worst than Tomas though. She took a sample from Sho with a small plastic loop thingy. So the your vet should be able to get at least a small sample.
post #4 of 11
Spot reacted with diarrhea to almost every antibiotic we tried--Clavamox included, so a reaction is definitely a possibility. I would say that a fecal is a good idea to rule out parasites. Check with your vet about how clean it would need to be. In the past I've always just scooped some from the litterbox. It sounds like she had a lot of changes all at once, so she may need some time for her system to settle down. You may want to also ask the vet about using probiotics to help settle her stomach.
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Spot reacted with diarrhea to almost every antibiotic we tried--Clavamox included, so a reaction is definitely a possibility. I would say that a fecal is a good idea to rule out parasites. Check with your vet about how clean it would need to be. In the past I've always just scooped some from the litterbox. It sounds like she had a lot of changes all at once, so she may need some time for her system to settle down. You may want to also ask the vet about using probiotics to help settle her stomach.
bene bac is a great quick probiotic ...
post #6 of 11
I third the probiotic idea. I recently started giving Jaffa a probiotic and his poos have gone from soft to nice, firm sausages very quckly
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I third the probiotic idea. I recently started giving Jaffa a probiotic and his poos have gone from soft to nice, firm sausages very quckly


Yes, probiotic does quickly even off the texture of poo! Tibby had a touch of tummy trouble over Christmas and some probiotic got him back on track within a day or so!
post #8 of 11
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I third the probiotic idea. I recently started giving Jaffa a probiotic and his poos have gone from soft to nice, firm sausages very quckly
So that rules out sausage for lunch for me, eh? I'll have to talk to the vet. I just checked her box & all her poop is smeared all over the floor. IMO, it looks like she's trying to "finger paint" with her poo! She has to smear it around on the floor after it lands...
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So that rules out sausage for lunch for me, eh? I'll have to talk to the vet. I just checked her box & all her poop is smeared all over the floor. IMO, it looks like she's trying to "finger paint" with her poo! She has to smear it around on the floor after it lands...
Is she a toddler in diguise
post #10 of 11
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Is she a toddler in diguise
A toddler with a mustache...hmmm.... Vet said to hold off on a stool sample on Molly. Every single time she was on Clavamox at the shelter, she got the runs. We're waiting until next week. I spent all of my months paycheck(only $150) at the vet today, mostly on Damita & I still don't know what's going on with her. ...sigh...
post #11 of 11
Clavamos can absolutely cause the "runs". Every cat I have seen on it pretty much had runny stools for a bit. Or at least loose stools anyways. You can add a little pumpkin or plain or vanilla yogurt to her canned food or just plain.

I am sure the fast upgrade from low quality food to high quality food with more veggies and stuff can definately make her a little sick
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