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post #1 of 14
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Before doing some food changes, the vet asked us to try giving Teddy yogurt. We gave him a little last night, and he threw up 15, then 30 minutes later - after which he ate his dry food, drank water, and was fine.

For those of you that have given yogurt to a cat with diarrhea - have they had any adverse reactions like vomiting? We might try just a teeny tiny bit again tonight to see what happens. The vet also suggested plain white rice, but Teddy doesn't seem to like that.
post #2 of 14
I dont use yogurt for that reason...
post #3 of 14
Boo wouldn't touch it either. Maybe acidophilus would help?
post #4 of 14
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Oh, Teddy loved the yogurt - he lapped it up - but it didn't love him back.

In what form is acidophilus sold? Teddy has been taken off any wet food for the time being - that's usually what has made him sick in the past - so that makes it a little more difficult to mix things in.
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by shambelle View Post
Oh, Teddy loved the yogurt - he lapped it up - but it didn't love him back.

In what form is acidophilus sold? Teddy has been taken off any wet food for the time being - that's usually what has made him sick in the past - so that makes it a little more difficult to mix things in.
I have in the past used human acidophlis and just separtated the capsule....

My vet recommend Probios it is formulated for animals and can be found at pet and feed stores...
post #6 of 14
Just don't do what I did. I thought I was buying my Boo some acidophilus and I bought the pill form. Get the kind you can open and sprinkle, like sharky said.
post #7 of 14
Could be lactose intolerant, be careful......
post #8 of 14
There's yogurt, and there's yogurt- what did you use?

The commonly sold supermarket brands with heavy sugar and flavors, and pasteurized all to heck and back aren't what you want to re-establish intestinal flora. You want plain, non flavored organic yogurt, as little processed as possible- and I would prefer that made with goats milk.
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There's yogurt, and there's yogurt- what did you use?

The commonly sold supermarket brands with heavy sugar and flavors, and pasteurized all to heck and back aren't what you want to re-establish intestinal flora. You want plain, non flavored organic yogurt, as little processed as possible- and I would prefer that made with goats milk.
We got plain, non-flavored, fat free, no sugar added. However, it was not organic. We've got a fantastic farmer's market here that may have what you suggest.

The biggest problem now is how to treat Teddy for two problems at once. He needs lysine for his herpes/nasal problem - which flares up, and, when treated with antibiotics, absolutely kills him intestinally and makes his diarrhea even worse than it is now with his IBS. However, without wet food and lysine mixed in... he can't breathe. We'll be heading to the vet in the very near future, since I know the poor guy is suffering even though he's acting normal.

Perhaps we'll try another kind of yogurt and see what happens. He definitely could be lactose intolerant - he tolerates so little anyway.

Thanks.
post #10 of 14
Have you considered using a Lactobacillus/acidophilus inoculant like Wysong, or Bene-Bac, or Fastrack or other probiotics? If you look in the refrigerator section of any good health food store you can find many.

Is sinus congestion his problem? My vet allowed me to use pediatric nasal decongestant drops- one drop in one nostril today, then one drop in the other nostril tomowow. Just alternate days and nostrils.

At any rate, there is no use supplementing the probiotics until the antibiotics are over- can I ask why are they using antibiotics for a herpes virus problem?
post #11 of 14
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Have you considered using a Lactobacillus/acidophilus inoculant like Wysong, or Bene-Bac, or Fastrack or other probiotics? If you look in the refrigerator section of any good health food store you can find many.

Is sinus congestion his problem? My vet allowed me to use pediatric nasal decongestant drops- one drop in one nostril today, then one drop in the other nostril tomowow. Just alternate days and nostrils.

At any rate, there is no use supplementing the probiotics until the antibiotics are over- can I ask why are they using antibiotics for a herpes virus problem?
I don't know if he's actually been tested for the herpes before - that's an assumption based on some of my other knowledge. He's had a host of other infections before that required antibiotics in the past, which of course, cause problems with his intestines... it's a very vicious cycle.

I'm only familiar with Wysong as a food. As for probiotics, we'll get to those soon, I think. He's going to go in for more evaluation - this time, to a feline specialist - because even though he acts completely normal, the extent of his diarrhea is just horrible.
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by Cearbhaill View Post
There's yogurt, and there's yogurt- what did you use?

The commonly sold supermarket brands with heavy sugar and flavors, and pasteurized all to heck and back aren't what you want to re-establish intestinal flora. You want plain, non flavored organic yogurt, as little processed as possible- and I would prefer that made with goats milk.
I'm going to look for some of this tomorrow. I've not seen yogurt made with goat's milk. Thanks for the tip. My Boo does lap at his yogurt now, plain yogurt but not organic....he only threw up once from it and that was with a hairball. He's been cleaning his fur a lot lately so he probably needed to puke.
post #13 of 14
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I don't know if he's actually been tested for the herpes before - that's an assumption based on some of my other knowledge. He's had a host of other infections before that required antibiotics in the past, which of course, cause problems with his intestines... it's a very vicious cycle.

I'm only familiar with Wysong as a food. As for probiotics, we'll get to those soon, I think. He's going to go in for more evaluation - this time, to a feline specialist - because even though he acts completely normal, the extent of his diarrhea is just horrible.
shambelle I just wanted to say I feel for you. I know how hard it is to see kittens hurting, and you're right, the probably hurt more than they let on, eh?

Sounds like you're darlin has a complicated series of issues so I will say a prayer for him tonight as I am worrying about my kitten too. Hugs, Vik
post #14 of 14
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The good thoughts may be helping - I gave Teddy 1/2 tsp of an all natural yogurt - the other one I had tried did contain other stuff - and he's kept it down - so far 15 minutes longer than the other one I had tried!!

For those of you that use yogurt on a more regular basis - do you give a small amount daily (like the 1/2 tsp)? I need something into which I can mix his lysine because it really helps with his nasal problems - he's been off it for a while now since we took away his wet food and that's made his nose behave terribly.

Thanks!! I hope to see some changes in his stool some time - the 1/2 tsp may not be enough, but I'm not going to push him now.
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