|Purred: Sun Aug 26, '07 6:30am PST |
I've had some runny poo issues once or twice, and there's a good natural remedy -- slippery elm bark, which your person can get at a natural food store. It's a powder that's well known in the natural health community as a good aid for the digestive system. It's perfectly okay for kitties to have -- I learned about this from my veterinarian.
Here are some instructions on how to prepare it: Into a small saucepan place 1/2 cup cold water and 1 teaspoon powdered slippery elm bark. Stir it up with a fork. Bring to simmer over low flame, stirring constantly. Simmer 1 or 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Cool and refrigerate. Keeps 7 or 8 days. Give a teaspoon of syrup (5 cc) for an average-size cat (again, about 10 pounds) 5 minutes before a meal to minimize diarrhea.
(source is Anitra Frasier's book, as quoted on this web site: http://www.littlebigcat.com/index.php?action=library&act=show&item=s lipperyelm
My human made it this way for me, and instead of giving it to me by spoon or syringe (yuck), she let me lick it off her hand or put it on top of my food. It doesn't taste bad, and it does work.
I hope this helps. Like you, I eat raw food -- have been for 3.5 years, and only had those two reactions, really far apart.
Edited by author Sun Aug 26, '07 6:31am PST
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