RESPECT The- Star!
|Purred: Tue Apr 24, '12 4:05am PST |
|This is not at all normal, and any vet who feels, its not something to worry about, you should run, not walk, away from, especially in young kittens.
Kittens do have very sensative little systems, and the wrong food, or changing food, can set off diarea and/or throwing up. That they are eating and drinking, is a huge positive.
I suspect the culprit is the Royal Canin, most show people won't touch it with a 10 ft pole. Its full of grains, glutens and by products, which is what you want to avoid. Grains and glutens cause tummy upset. Kitties are not horses, horses eat grains.
What you want to avoid is corn, wheat, corn gluten, wheat gluten, maize, maize is corn, corn flour, wheat flour, corn meal, wheat meal, soy, by products.
Tell the vet you want an x-ray, that will show if they have inflammed intestines, it will show up as dark, on the x-ray, make sure they show you the x-ray. It will also show, if there is something else going on inside.
You also want to ask for a CBC and Wellness blood panel, that shows, if any values are not normal, too high or too low, and something else might be going on, ***insist*** it be sent to Antech or Idexx, tell them, you *do not* want it done, in house (at the vets), turn around is 24 hrs from the lab.
They should be put on metronidazole, for 10 days, it comes in a liquid or pills. DO NOT let them be given Centrine.
Mine are show cats, they are fed Blue Wilderness, its by Blue Buffalo. Its grain free, gluten free, soy free, by product free. It also has the omega 3 and 6, very good for the skin and coat, and it has antioxidants in it. It eliminated Bump's tummy issues and Prowler's crystals. Boy kitties are prone to crystals, and grains is one of many causes of it, its the biggest one.
I passed on Friday April 13th, I had heart issues, but I love helping other kitties, so I will continue to post, I was only 5 yrs old.