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Diarrea?

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
For the past 3 days, one or both of my girls has had diarrea but I'm not sure which one. At first, I thought it was Bella because she covers her poop and I've discovered it as I am scooping poop. However, last night the diarrea wasn't covered which indicated it had to be Cinders and she doesn't cover up. My suspicions were confirmed this evening when I checked the litter as soon as Cinders came out.

I've not introduced any new food recently and the more I think about it, the more I believe Bella suffered from diarrea initially and now Cinders has it I've checked their bottoms and they are clear and neither of them seem to be ill - they still run around like maniacs and they are eating and drinking normally. If I find more diarrea tomorrow, I will be ringing the vets but in the meantime, does anyone know what could be causing it and what I can do to help my babies?

Bella is prone to diarrea if she has had too many milky flake ums but I know this isn't the cause this time and Cinders has never had diarrea before
post #2 of 14
It could be any number of things. If they both have diarrhea, then it could be caused by a viral or bacterial infection or possibly a bad batch of cat food. Sudden sensitivity to a food ingredient also tends to cause diarrhea.
post #3 of 14
It could be anything really?. The week Sophie was due to be spayed she had an upset tummy like Bella and Cinders and like them she was running around and eating and drinking as normal.

I took her to the surgery and asked how as she was indoors?, but the vet said it could have been something that i brought in and she could have sniffed and licked my shoes, so now their the first things that come off when i get in.

They gave her an antibiotic injection and some paste that i had to give her orally through a syringe.

The paste was like what we humans have such as Actimel because it contains a "good bacteria" to settle her stomach, but if you get a pot of "live" natural yoghurt that should help.
post #4 of 14
That happened to my kitties during Christmas vacation when I was gone. I think it might have been due to stress, but I took them to the vet as they could have gotten into something while I was gone. (Both are indoor cats.)

They were given medicineand had xrays.
It happened again when my aunt died this past month.
The vet told me to keep them off any food for the rest of the afternoon and check the next morning. They were both fine.
post #5 of 14
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Thanks for the all the tips guys I came down this morning and the litter was clean so I'll check again when I get home tonight. I knew the litter would be clean because my legs ached from the girls having slept on them all night!
post #6 of 14
I'm sorry you and your babies are having to deal with this

When Molly and Willow had diarrhea, the vet told me to starve them for 24 hours (allowing water). We didn't make the full 24 hours, just afternoon to late morning the next day and they were sorted!
post #7 of 14
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Finally got home just over an hour ago and was relieved to find firm poo in the litter I'll keep an eye on it for the next few days - with a bit of luck whatever the problem was has gone away

Sar, how are Tibby's gums? Are they healed now?
post #8 of 14
Yay!!

Time for the happy poop dance incase you've never heard of it here before

post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by Pui Hang
Finally got home just over an hour ago and was relieved to find firm poo in the litter I'll keep an eye on it for the next few days - with a bit of luck whatever the problem was has gone away

Sar, how are Tibby's gums? Are they healed now?
That's excellent news! Hopefully it was just a slightly different batch of their food and things will go back to normal now!

Tibby's gums are less inflamed, but I'm still concerned about him - keeping a good sniff on his gums. We are getting back to brushing his teeth this week, so hopefully it will help me to discover if the smell is food or gums!

Thank you for asking!
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
Yay!!

Time for the happy poop dance incase you've never heard of it here before

I..... don't.... know.... what.... to.... say!
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by Sar
Tibby's gums are less inflamed, but I'm still concerned about him - keeping a good sniff on his gums.
You are one brave Meowmy!

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Originally Posted by Sar
We are getting back to brushing his teeth this week, so hopefully it will help me to discover if the smell is food or gums!
What are you using to brush his teeth? I'm really keen on trying to keep my girls' teeth and gums healthy but their mouths are so small, it's difficult to know what to use.
post #12 of 14
I got some sample sachets from my vets of a paste to rub on their teeth and gums with my finger. I've never used them yet because i know for certain theres no way Rosie would sit still to have it done!

If i remember i'll have a look at what they are and post.
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by Pui Hang
You are one brave Meowmy!
I think Tibby's more the brave one putting up with me smelling his gums so regularly!

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Originally Posted by Pui Hang
What are you using to brush his teeth? I'm really keen on trying to keep my girls' teeth and gums healthy but their mouths are so small, it's difficult to know what to use.
I use Logic toothpase - your vet should have some sample packets you can take! (I have a lot, so can send you one if you like) I also use a baby toothbrush, they're the same size as the cat ones they sell and a fraction of the price! (I got five for a £1 at Pound Land)

You'll have to work up to brushing their teeth though, first by rubbing just your finger around their mouths, working your way from front to back. Then add some toothpaste to your finger and do the same - until they are now comfortable with that. Then you can go onto the toothbrush!

My three have all taken very well to it! They have all been handled a lot (by me) since they were young, so this helps - as I'm sure you know!
post #14 of 14
Glad to heaer it's cleared up!!


I like the sound of this toothpaste, I always worry an check my babys teeth,

I'll bring this up to my vets! :hug:
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