My cat has diarrhea

beaglencMarch 8, 2013

He started out with the first part of the BM normal, then a soft, mushy lighter color to finish. Took him to the vet, even had a senior panel done, and all the test came back normal. THe vet gave us Forti-Flora, metronidazole and said to give him a tsp. of metamucil on his food.
There was no improvement, so now his on Hill's Z/D and prednisoLone. I know I have to give this stuff time to work, but what was once like a "cow Pie" is now just really mushy with a little bit of liquid and a much darker color. I don't think it's bloody, more the color of the food. I stopped the metamucil. should I continue to give it to him. He's 12 and 1/2 and acts normal except for his poops. And how long do I give the meds. and food to work? All the other cats are fine and are being fed Nutro Max Senior.
Thanks.

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sylviatexas1

I'd try canned pumpkin.

Don't get the pie filling;
read the label, & get the one that says "ingredients...pumpkin".

It's wonderful.

As far as meds, I don't know;
you might ask the vet.

I wish you & your kitty the very best.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 6:00PM
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sylviatexas1

I'd try canned pumpkin.

Don't get the pie filling;
read the label, & get the one that says "ingredients...pumpkin".

It's wonderful.

As far as meds, I don't know;
you might ask the vet.

I wish you & your kitty the very best.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 6:01PM
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beaglenc

Thanks Sylviatexas, got the pumpkin yesterday and will give it a try.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 9:30AM
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junebug1961

My friend's cat had this issue. They tried everything, to no avail. A vet suggested switching the cat to a "raw" diet and his bms are now normal. I hope you figure things out!

    Bookmark   March 12, 2013 at 9:28AM
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beaglenc

Thank you junebug. I have 4 cats and a beagle and I really, really don't want to go the raw diet route. With the pumpkin and meds, today he had a basically normal stool. YAY!! I'm hoping I can get him back on the Nutro Max Senior. 26$ for four pounds is steep. Also not one of them has vomited once on Max Senior and he was shedding much less on it. And a big thank you to sylviatexas for suggesting the pumpkin!

    Bookmark   March 12, 2013 at 4:23PM
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