I'm so glad I was able to find this site tonight. I'm a little bit worked up...let me give you some background on my question. I'm so sorry if I ramble.
I have two cats, an orange tabby named Albert and a tortie named Cleo. We lived in Colorado until a month ago, when my husband got out of the Army and we moved back to my homestate of Oklahoma. A couple of weeks ago, we noticed that Cleo had a little blood in her stool, so we took her to their new vet, who saw no sign of intestinal parasites, gave her some meds, and sent us on our way. Then about a week later, Albert started having blood in his stool as well. We took in a stool sample, she told us there was no sign of internal parasites, gave us two kinds of meds, a pill and a paste (the paste was for Cleo too) and sent us on our way.
Cleo's a trooper. She'll take pills and then look at you as if to say, "Pssht! THAT'S all you've got?!?". Albert is POLAR opposite of that. He actually bit my husband when he and the vet were trying to administer the first dose of his meds, which is completely out of character for him. We tried for days to get him to take his meds like he needed to, but ended up wasting more pills each time we tried. After the third day and the sixth pill, we had to give up. He dealt with the paste, though.
My concern is that tonight I found bloody stool right after he went to the restroom. He's making no attempt to bury it. He's been very needy these last couple of days, and I'm worried about it. I intend to take him back to the vet to see if they have a shot that they could maybe give, but....
Our last vet, in Colorado, was GREAT. We all loved her, and Albert had no problem taking pills from her. She would sit in the floor and play with them before she did an exam, and really worked hard to gain their trust. Their new vet is really professional, and likes to just get down to business. I'm wondering if part of his not taking pills has to do with his vet change? Should I try someone new? We only take our babies to cats only clinics, and there aren't very many of those around here. Any input you all have is greatly appreciated. I'll do anything to keep my babies happy; it truly breaks my heart to see him like this.