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diarrhea and corn

post #1 of 10
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My 6 month old male kitten has had loose stool forever. He has been extensively de-wormed and has been on anti-biotics twice for a high bacteria load in his stool. He finally got better and had some solid poo. I was so relieved. I have been feeding him Innova Evo for the last part of the ordeal. I also wanted to give my cats Hill's Prescription Diet T/D. It is supposed to be great for their teeth. Whenever I give him even one ball of this food or any other kind his next poo is runny! Is is possible that he is really sensitive to corn and that is causing the problem?
post #2 of 10
He could be sensitive to anything really. Without extensive allergy testing it would be difficult to tell. If you are with one food and it works for you, stay with it. That is the best rule of thumb.
post #3 of 10
Our 8 month old Ocicat has been eating RC's Special33 and it's for sensitive digestive systems. We also feed her Merrick's and Natural Balance wet food. Now, RC has "corn" in it but her stools are 'perfect'; solid, small, and she usually only goes once every 24 hours.

With diarrhea, be sure she gets plenty of water as the diarrhea is removing so much of her 'liquids'.

Dan
post #4 of 10
Like Hissy said without tests it may be very hard to figure it out... it could be your baby s system like protein and not carbs... Is the T/D the hard food??
post #5 of 10
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T/D is a hard food. So his stool was ok for a few days and now he has diarrhea again even though he has only eaten the EVO. I'm so frustrated. I don't know what to do now. I suppose go back to the vet but he has been tested and treated for worms countless times. I've tried different brands of food (very slow change). Is there anything else I can do???
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by tourmaline
T/D is a hard food. So his stool was ok for a few days and now he has diarrhea again even though he has only eaten the EVO. I'm so frustrated. I don't know what to do now. I suppose go back to the vet but he has been tested and treated for worms countless times. I've tried different brands of food (very slow change). Is there anything else I can do???
I would recommend you attempt a raw diet. There's lots of "junk" in dry foods. Even the good ones have things that some cats are allergic to.

7 years ago when we got our first bengals, I went through every dry food on the market trying to find one that wouldn't produce loose stools.

Feeding raw solved that problem and also the over-all health of our cats improved significantly.
post #7 of 10
I was cruising through these sites for the same reason. Agnes has had diherrea now for about 3 months. She is 9 years old and had been fine until about the first of October. The vet has tried 2 antibiotics and had me purchase id food from her. The ONLY time Agnes makes a semi-normal bowel movement is when i give her just rice. We are still working with our vet to improve her situtation. We may be trying anti-inflammitories next because the vet told me this can help with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I am still looking for a preferred holistic approach because money is running out. Luckily Agnes is healthy in every other way. There could be some kind of major organ break down, but i would think other symptoms would have arisen by now, and we definately can't afford varying blood test at a hundred dollars apiece or more. Good luck. Let's keep each other posted, okay?
post #8 of 10
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Guinness is now on antibiotics again. The last time he was on them he had solid stool for a few weeks so this time I really hope it works permanently. He is only 6 months old so I'm really hoping that it not organ related or some serious with his health. Other than the diarrhea he is totally fine. I will keep you posted and let me know if anything works for you.
post #9 of 10
Sometimes when kittens have chronic diarrhea from parasites they become allergic to certain proteins. I would ask your vet about switching to a select protein diet (venison, duck...) or hills z/d. Your kitty may not need to be on this his whole life but until his guts have a chance to heal it might be a good idea.
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Thanks, I will suggest that to her.
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