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post #1 of 14
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Matteo has diarrhea really bad from the change of homes and food.
I have some pills to give him but he will not let me give them to him. I have tried just sticking them down his throat, putting peanut butter around it, and crushing it and putting it in a syringe w/ water. Nothing works. He salivates when I put the peanut butter or water mixture in his mouth and it all ends up coming out. I am afraid if I try the liquid medicine that he will do the same thing....

Has anyone else had this problem?

Should I just let him get used to things and then the diarrhea will go away?
post #2 of 14
Well, IF the diarrhea is due to the changes it should go away. Are you giving some prescription you got from the vet? What did the vet say caused the diarrhea?
post #3 of 14
A lot of the pills prescribed by vets for diarrhea are very bitter. I found that it helped to get some empty gel capsules and put the pill in there. I would then moisten it slightly, put it as far back into my kitty's throat as I could, and it would be swallowed down without the kitty every tasting it.
post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by coaster
Well, IF the diarrhea is due to the changes it should go away. Are you giving some prescription you got from the vet? What did the vet say caused the diarrhea?
Flagl, or however it is spelled, prescribed last month for another cat for the same reason. I am taking everyone to the vet this weekend so I will see if there is something else I can do. He apparently is not going to be one that I can give meds to, atleast not by mouth.
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by cloud_shade
A lot of the pills prescribed by vets for diarrhea are very bitter. I found that it helped to get some empty gel capsules and put the pill in there. I would then moisten it slightly, put it as far back into my kitty's throat as I could, and it would be swallowed down without the kitty every tasting it.
I will have to ask the vet about that. However, anytime I try to open his mouth to give him something he goes nuts. I don't want to hold him down w/ too much pressure and hurt his little body though.
post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by Z06 Butterfly
prescribed last month for another cat for the same reason.
OK, but diarrhea has many different causes. So the treatment may be inappropriate. It's good you're going to the vet.
post #7 of 14
For help getting rid of the diarrhea, try giving him some cooked white rice, plain whole milk yogurt, or some canned pumpkin. Those will help settle his stomach and promote more solid stools. Hope he feels better soon!
post #8 of 14
You don't want to want to give the cat canned pumpkin for diarrhea. That works for constipation though. Make sure the yogurt is plain and has active cultures. Or simply rest the gut for 12 hours and get the cat to the vet. Flagyl is used generally for coccidia. This may not be the case with this cat, so hold off giving any meds until your vet tells you what to give.

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post #9 of 14
As far as pilling your cat, scruff him, hold him up a little, his mouth should open a crack, you can stick the pill in the back of his throat and push it with your finger, all without getting bitten.
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by hissy
You don't want to want to give the cat canned pumpkin for diarrhea. That works for constipation though. Make sure the yogurt is plain and has active cultures. Or simply rest the gut for 12 hours and get the cat to the vet. Flagyl is used generally for coccidia. This may not be the case with this cat, so hold off giving any meds until your vet tells you what to give.

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I've used canned pumpkin a few times to help diarrhea in my own cats, and I've also used it hundreds of times to help dogs with diarrhea at a kennel I used to work at. I like to use yogurt more because my cats generally like it better than pumpkin, but pumpkin does work.
post #11 of 14
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Matteo threw up three times last night and then one more time but nothing but mucas came out. We have an appointment scheduled for first thing tomorrow morning. He is still drinking and eating so they said he will be ok till we get him checked out.
post #12 of 14
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Both Matteo & Gizmo went to the vet this morning.
Several test were done and both are ok. He had to pull one of Gizmo's teeth b/c it was rotten. I found that odd b/c he is only 5 1/2 months old.
So now I am worried about it being Stomatitis. I am so paranoid now b/c of my experience w/ FIP.
Anyway, both were given some meds, they are getting new food, and are good to go. The diarrhea should go away w/ the new food and once they have settled in to the new home more.
post #13 of 14
I have a friend with 2 young ragdoll kitties. They've had chronic diahrrea since she brought them home about 6 months ago. They've been to the vet and tested more times than you can imagine. I finally insisted she should try the food I use, Prairie by Nature's Variety, and it worked!!! I use the dry cat food and the raw meat medallions myself. It's the only thing I can use or my persian gets diahrrea too. I'm just AMAZED that it worked for her cats. It didn't happen overnight, but after a couple weeks it cleared up and now she doesn't have a problem. So, if your cats have been tested and are fine then it's got to be something in their diet that doesn't agree with them, in my opinion. I say find a high quality food and give it a try. Btw, have you tried putting them on a chicken and rice diet? That should help with the diahrrea.
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by Z06 Butterfly
Both Matteo & Gizmo went to the vet this morning.
Several test were done and both are ok. He had to pull one of Gizmo's teeth b/c it was rotten. I found that odd b/c he is only 5 1/2 months old.
So now I am worried about it being Stomatitis. I am so paranoid now b/c of my experience w/ FIP.
Anyway, both were given some meds, they are getting new food, and are good to go. The diarrhea should go away w/ the new food and once they have settled in to the new home more.
MY Panther had severe diarrhea for MONTHS after I adopted him and flagyl did nothing. He would get better and 2 weeks later it came back - I even had him wormed. It was the yogart that helped him but I was told if it comes back to use Asodophilis(sp?) on him. They told me IT was stronger and better.

Stomatitis you will KNOW! My Missy has it and her mouth, was all bloody and her gums and back of her mouth was beet red. She had her teeth all pulled and she is better (not cured as her mouth is a dull red but better). There is a group on yahoogroups for this http://groups.yahoo.com/group/feline-stomatitis/ They are wonderful people and very kind and helpful. Good luck!
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