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Himalayan Kitten with constant diarrhea

post #1 of 4
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Hi everyone

I have a 7 months old himalayan kitten who constantly has diarrhea. This has been been a problem for the past 5 months (pretty much since i got him). He was on purina kitten formula while at the breeders and i slowly switched him over to Wellness kitten formula..which is when the problem started.

I think it's more of a lose stool that he has..because he goes to the bathroom twice a day and both times it;s like water. He never has accidents though...always makes it to the box on time.

Anyway, the vet checked him out like 4 times, poop tests come back clean.
I tried wellness kitten and wellness core. Both produce major loose stool. I think he is allergic to something in the organic food? Can it be meat?

The vet put him on Purina EN (prescription food) and he is doing wonderfully on that. His poopies are nice and hard and dont come out as water or looking like rope (long and super soft). He has been on EN for about 1 month now.
He is also on this: http://www.purinaveterinarydiets.com/FelineProductDetail.aspx?prod=240&DCMP=KNC-PVD-Goog-FortifloraF&HBX_PK="Cat+Diarrhea"&HBX_OU=50

I want to get him to eat better quality food and the EN doesnt look like quality.

here is the EN formula:
Ingredients (Dry)
protein isolate, poultry by-product meal, corn gluten meal, soy flakes, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), corn starch, animal liver flavor, calcium carbonate, phosphoric acid, sodium bisulfate, potassium chloride, fish oil, DL-Methionine, choline chloride, taurine, powdered cellulose, zinc proteinate, salt, Vitamin E supplement, manganese proteinate, ferrous sulfate, niacin, copper proteinate, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite.

Do you guys have any suggestions as to what might be the causing the loose stool in the wellness food?

Should i try chicken and duck formula for sensative stomaches? Idk what else to do..

Sorry for making this so long, any advice greatly appreciated!
post #2 of 4
sounds like the wellness is too rich for your kitten....sounds like he
does much better on other brands of foods.....if you don't want to stay with
purina, look for other good quality foods and see if they bug him....
but do a switch-over slowly.
Good luck!

My cat had problems with the "runs" until I put her on Chicken Soup for the Cat lover's soul! I pay 8-9 dollars for 6lbs.
post #3 of 4
Wellness is a very rich food

possibly look at some of the simpler foods

California natural
natural choice
some natural balance
sensible choice

are examples of simpler foods that you may want to discuss with your vet ...
post #4 of 4
Before you start changing food up again, give him 1 tablespoon of puree pumpkin, not the pie stuff but straight pumpkin. It will give him a bit of fiber and will help solidify the stools which will hive his body a chance to catch up.
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