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cat with diahhrea

Posted by mike_in_kc (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 21, 10 at 20:49

We have a cat who is 8 years old with chronic feline herpes. We give her a half capsule of L-lysine daily and that seems to keep her going. Recently, however (for the past 3+ months) she has suffered from diahhrea. We've taken her to a local vet who has tried three treatments ... the first being Metronidazole (antibiotics), the second was Albon (another antibiotic?), and the third was Prednisone (a steroid) in addition to Profender (a wormer). Nothing has worked out. While things sort of improved with the steroid, it didn't eliminate the diahhrea completely, even while administering it. At this point, I wonder what we might try to resolve the problem. Any valid suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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RE: cat with diahhrea

It can be very frustrating. The Albon is a drug used for a certain protozoan infection (coccidiosis) BTW. Animals tested for protozoa sometimes do not show positive in stool samples. Not all protozoan infections are treated with the same meds as coccidia, either. And then it might have nothing to do with any type of infection. There can be so many different causes for a cat with the runs all the way from allergies to cancer. My Tom Cat with a lower GI growth would alternate between obstipation and loose stools. Finding the cause would be preferable.


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