Cat Health > one of our kitties has diarrhea
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|Purred: Mon Dec 17, '12 7:56pm PST |
|We noticed during the summer that there wasn't much in the litter box 2 days in a row. After a call to the vet we were told 1/2 tsp of pumpkin once a week. We tried it a few weeks and everything was fine.
Fast forward to now.. we started noticing some soft shapeless poop in the box. We have 2 cats and 2 litter boxes.. they pee in one and poop in the other. Yesterday while I was working, my boyfriend text me to tell me there was diarrhea on the floor. Worried I text a friend who works at a vet. She said it was probably nothing, but keep an eye on them. She also said to make sure their bellies looked normal and that their 3rd eyelid wasn't shut.
Both cats are eating, drinking, running around playing, grooming, etc
Today I came home and found more diarrhea in the kitchen. It's not liquid, but its also not normal solid poop.
I'm dropping off a sample to the vet on my way to work tomorrow. The girl I spoke to from the vet said they will probably want to see the cats depending on the fecal exam results.
Other strange things we've noticed that may be unrelated. Sometimes the female cat has a strange unpleasant order coming from her bum. Today after my male got off the chair I noticed a wet spot. I had to lean close to smell it, so I assume it was drool, not pee. Also today the girl started randomly sticking her tongue out.
One cat has soft poop the other is normal, but we can't seem to catch them in the act to see which pile belongs to who.
Both cats are 8 months old, and were already fixed when we adopted them. We brought the girl to the vet when we got her. The boy had been the week before. Both were in perfect health at the time (during the summer). They are both indoor cats. There haven't been any recent diet changes. They eat Iams kitten food (solid not canned) and have a water fountain which gets cleaned weekly (i sometimes notice what looks like mucus around the filter when I clean the fountain)
What might our kitty's problem be? I'm very worried about them.
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