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Raw Food Diet > Loose Poop
Kaylee &- Amelia

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Purred: Sat Apr 18, '15 8:34pm PST 
Good news: no parasites in the stool sample.
Bad news: still unable to pill the cats, so we're crushing the pills and adding it to their food, much to their chagrin.
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Raw Food Diet > Loose Poop
Kaylee &- Amelia

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Purred: Fri Apr 17, '15 8:24pm PST 
They have been on the same types of commercially prepared raw for 1.5 years with no digestive upset or loose stool (Bold Raw, Tollden, and Nature's Variety), so I am fairly sure it has nothing to do with the raw. It could be related to K eating a chicken neck for the first time, but then why would they both have loose stool? The raw I currently feed is Bold Raw, which is a ground mix of meat, bone and organ, with an approximate ratio of 80/10/10. I am more inclined to believe it was the variety of the canned I was adding or something they got into.

In other news, pilling the cats did not work AT ALL, and we had to crush their pills up and add it to their food.
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Raw Food Diet > Loose Poop

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Purred: Fri Apr 17, '15 9:48am PST 
Hi all! Wanted to ask this here instead of in the Food & Nutrition forum as I believe the answers here will fit more with my philosophy of pet care.

K had loose poop one day last week, which we assumed was due to her eating half a chicken neck, which was the first time she had a neck. A wouldn't eat any neck, and she didn't have loose poop, so that's why we assumed it was the neck. K's poop got better.

Now this week, they both have loose poop for about three days, the consistency of pudding, and this morning there was mucous in it, but no blood. It's hard for me to tell whose poop is whose as they share three litter boxes. I already tried adding Tripett tripe and pure canned pumpkin into their meals and it didn't seem to help. Both tripe and pumpkin are things they have had before. They have been getting a mix of kibble, canned and raw, with raw being fed in the mornings and a mix of kibble and canned in the evening. The kibble is Spring Naturals, the canned is Weruva, Weruva CITK, Almo Nature, or Go!, all of which they have had before except the Go!. The raw is typically Tollden Farms or Bold Raw mixes of bone/meat/organ and then I do the catinfo.org recipe. There were a few days where they only got kibble and canned. They have always done well with lots of variety and there was no digestive upset when I first started adding in the kibble and canned.

Anyway, I took them to the vet this morning as I wanted to make sure everything was ok and that they weren't dehydrated. They have been playing, eating, and drinking fine, but I got nervous. I took a fecal sample in for testing, which I should have back tomorrow. After their exam, the vet said they were not dehydrated. She suspects that I did too much variety in their food, or that they had a bad batch of food, or that it's the raw, or that they got into something outside on one of our walks or that they got into something in the house. I do not believe it is the raw and said so. The vet tried to sell me some hypoallergenic kibble and i/d canned, which I refused. She said I should feed something bland for the next few days like rice or a plain canned food, and she gave them each an antibiotic injection to help with bacteria in their digestive system as they did show some signs of slight distress when she examined their bellies. She also gave me a prescription for Metronidazole which they are supposed to have twice a day. The whole bill was $224!

So, I am basically just wanting some advice and suggestions for what to feed them for the next few days and if I should do anything that I have not already done. Also wondering the best way to give them the pills. I should get the fecal results tomorrow. I do not want to feed them rice unless absolutely necessary, nor do I want to feed a food he vet sells. My gut is telling me to go back to just the plain catinfo.org recipe for a few days since I am pretty positive is it not the cause of their loose poop. Or should I do 100% canned, like the plain Weruva chicken one? Or I have some Honest Kitchen here...

Also, doing 100% raw again is not yet financially feasible for me as money is still really tight around here. I could do it for a few days, though. Thanks!
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Raw Food Diet > Supplements

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Purred: Sun Mar 22, '15 6:49pm PST 
Awesome! I'm excited to try these down the road when I run out of vitamins!

Another question: colloidal silver...what's the deal? I have customers that swear by the stuff as a topical and internal preventative and healing supplement.
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Raw Food Diet > New to feeding raw - have some questions...

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Purred: Wed Mar 18, '15 1:23pm PST 
Thanks BK! Good to know, especially since I can get them pretty cheap!
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Raw Food Diet > Losing Weight
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Purred: Wed Mar 18, '15 1:18pm PST 
It's just a little pudge at this point and 0.6 extra ounces, but I prefer to be preventative about weight gain instead of allowing her to get fat and then trying to foster weight loss.
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Raw Food Diet > Losing Weight

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Purred: Tue Mar 17, '15 6:38am PST 
Well...yes LOL, but I have been including it because it's free and money is still really tight here.
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Raw Food Diet > New to feeding raw - have some questions...

Kaylee &- Amelia

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Purred: Tue Mar 17, '15 6:36am PST 
I regularly use beef kidney when I can only find a ground raw/meat w/ no organs mix. Both my gals love it. I have also found pork kidney, but only at one store in my city, and only Kaylee likes it. I find it easier to find different livers here, and chicken beef and moose are big hits here! (My dad hunts moose). Anywho, glad to hear it's going well!

Also, BK, I recall awhile back you saying that chicken gizzards and hearts could be fed often. Just wondering how often?
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Raw Food Diet > Losing Weight

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Purred: Sat Mar 14, '15 9:18am PST 
So I weigh the ladies once/month. Kaylee is 16.2 lbs and Amelia is 12.2lbs. Both have large frames and are long, but Kaylee is starting to seem a little chubby when I look at her from above. Amelia seems to be at an ideal weight, if not a little skinny. Basically they are both physically BIG cats, but Kaylee has some chubbiness around her belly.

As you know, I am feeding them each 2.5oz raw catinfo recipe in the morning, and a mix of Orijen kibble and Weruva or Evo canned in the evening (about 20g Orijen with 1.5 oz canned). They do get several treats per day (usually Orijen freeze-dried, My Mighty Lion, or Purebites) as we are clicker training.

We already play with them for about 20 minutes twice/day. Do you think I should be trying to get Kaylee to lose weight? Might the weight gain be related to feeding kibble? Just want o ensure both gals are healthy! Kaylee will eat anything and she is not picky. If I don't watch her like a hawk, she will try to steal Amelia's food.
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Raw Food Diet > Losing Weight
Kaylee &- Amelia

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Purred: Sat Mar 14, '15 9:16am PST 
So I weigh the ladies once/month. Kaylee is 16.2 lbs and Amelia is 12.2lbs. Both have large frames and are long, but Kaylee is starting to seem a little chubby when I look at her from above. Amelia seems to be at an ideal weight, if not a little skinny. Basically they are both physically BIG cats, but Kaylee has some chubbiness around her belly.

As you know, I am feeding them each 2.5oz raw catinfo recipe in the morning, and a mix of Orijen kibble and Weruva or Evo canned in the evening (about 20g Orijen with 1.5 oz canned). They do get several treats per day (usually Orijen freeze-dried, My Mighty Lion, or Purebites) as we are clicker training.

We already play with them for about 20 minutes twice/day. Do you think I should be trying to get Kaylee to lose weight? Might the weight gain be related to feeding kibble? Just want o ensure both gals are healthy! Kaylee will eat anything and she is not picky. If I don't watch her like a hawk, she will try to steal Amelia's food.
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