|Purred: Mon Feb 7, '11 12:44pm PST |
|Ampersand has had loose (and stinky) stool since we got him in August. Nothing came up on his fecal tests- so we just kinda rolled with it, because he had normal kitten energy and appetite. Round about November he and our second kitten both had diarrhea- so we took them to the vet and they both had coccidia (which we got treated) and things were good for a bit. About two weeks later Ampersand returned to having loose (and stinky) stool- so we took him back to the vet. The vet took another look at his poo and said that they couldn't see any of the standard bacteria/parasites that might be causing issues. She prescribed us a de-wormer and an antibiotic that would basically nuke any bad stuff that might be in his digestive track.
He took both medicines and after about 2-3 days of being on them, his poo was solid. Thought the issue had been solved.
Sure enough, about 5 days after he was off the medicine- loose/liquidy poo came back.
We took him in for a follow-up and the vet told us that the next step would be to do extensive blood work to make sure his pancreas was working correctly...and so on and so on. She suggested holding off on extensive testing to see if whatever is going on would work itself out...especially because whatever is going on is not affecting his mood, his eating, his energy...or much of anything at all. He's not even dehydrated from the frequent loose stool.
So I'm throwing it out to you all for advice- have you experienced anything like this before? Is there something that my husband and I can do at home to try to fix the problem? Other than this poo issue, he is a happy and healthy kitten- I just want to make sure he stays that way. He's my baby.
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