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Old 06-05-2018, 12:57 PM
 
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Along with liquidy stool. Dedided to put on Revolution to see if it's some wormies that can be resolved at home. How long should I give that possibility a chance to resolve? 72 hours? (Revolution kills them within 24, but could have intestinal upset for longer).

He's not having exessive amounts of diareah, just when he does go it's diareah, so I am not worried that he is dehyrated.
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Old 06-05-2018, 01:18 PM
 
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Along with liquidy stool. Dedided to put on Revolution to see if it's some wormies that can be resolved at home. How long should I give that possibility a chance to resolve? 72 hours? (Revolution kills them within 24, but could have intestinal upset for longer).

He's not having exessive amounts of diareah, just when he does go it's diareah, so I am not worried that he is dehyrated.


Revolution only kills certain types of worms, but not others (and I forget which ones). I would think once the worms are dead/passed the diarrhea would clear-up within a day or so. Also, as long as he has any runny stool, he's going to get dehydrated, so make sure there's plenty of water for him.

The bloody stool is more of a concern, and I have to ask if he's been seen by a vet yet. There may be something going on besides worms. If you haven't already, I strongly suggest you take him in. Or a stool sample at the very least.
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Old 06-05-2018, 01:25 PM
 
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Along with liquidy stool. Dedided to put on Revolution to see if it's some wormies that can be resolved at home. How long should I give that possibility a chance to resolve? 72 hours? (Revolution kills them within 24, but could have intestinal upset for longer).

He's not having exessive amounts of diareah, just when he does go it's diareah, so I am not worried that he is dehyrated.
He needs to go to the vet today. It could be pancreatitis or IBS or a number of things. Bloody liquid stool is not something I'd wait on at all.
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Old 06-05-2018, 01:26 PM
 
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Revolution only kills certain types of worms, but not others (and I forget which ones). I would think once the worms are dead/passed the diarrhea would clear-up within a day or so. Also, as long as he has any runny stool, he's going to get dehydrated, so make sure there's plenty of water for him.

The bloody stool is more of a concern, and I have to ask if he's been seen by a vet yet. There may be something going on besides worms. If you haven't already, I strongly suggest you take him in. Or a stool sample at the very least.
It doesn't kill tape. He is drinking plenty, I am keeping him in watching his stool and keeping him in the a/c. I'm just saving at least $45 on the fecal testing, and a small possibility of not needing to go in at all. Further, when I suspect a possible something is a good time to toss on some Revolution for anything that might be trying to go on, since praise be we don't have fleas often, and they don't need it montly.

My vet is retarded on pricing. Parasite screening is separate from looking for bacterial infection, which is what I really suspect. He had that when he showed up, and a couple times after. Last time Vet said he's had metronirizole too many times and to try forta flora, which I have some of. But there was no blood then, just the diareah.
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Old 06-05-2018, 01:31 PM
 
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He needs to go to the vet today. It could be pancreatitis or IBS or a number of things. Bloody liquid stool is not something I'd wait on at all.
I am normally over-reactive. A regular at the E-vet. We are talking a tiny amount of blood. I have rushed to e-vet with that before and been told to chill, it's just a little colitis. They asked me to start calling before coming in so they can say whether I really need to go or wait. They are too busy to deal with things that are not actual emergencies.

On the other end, my regular vet is overboard with everything. I have to be careful not to have a $300 or more bill everytime I go.
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Old 06-05-2018, 01:33 PM
 
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Random aside: I wonder if RR has a taste. Seems like both cats drink more since I've consistently kept it in all water bowls. Their favorite is the dog's bowl, which is next to me here at the desk, and I've noticed them sitting and drinking for much longer. If this is true, I personally would use it even if the thug did not need RR. Anything that gets cats to drink more is good in my book.
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Old 06-05-2018, 01:34 PM
 
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It doesn't kill tape. He is drinking plenty, I am keeping him in watching his stool and keeping him in the a/c. I'm just saving at least $45 on the fecal testing, and a small possibility of not needing to go in at all. Further, when I suspect a possible something is a good time to toss on some Revolution for anything that might be trying to go on, since praise be we don't have fleas often, and they don't need it montly.

My vet is retarded on pricing. Parasite screening is separate from looking for bacterial infection, which is what I really suspect. He had that when he showed up, and a couple times after. Last time Vet said he's had metronirizole too many times and to try forta flora, which I have some of. But there was no blood then, just the diareah.
If it comes to that and you have to choose, go for the bacterial infection. Because he has a history, that would be a logical first step. Worst case scenario is that he has both. Good luck.
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Old 06-05-2018, 01:48 PM
 
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If it comes to that and you have to choose, go for the bacterial infection. Because he has a history, that would be a logical first step. Worst case scenario is that he has both. Good luck.
I shall. I won't do the other unless nothing turns up on that one.
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Old 06-05-2018, 05:48 PM
 
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Random aside: I wonder if RR has a taste. Seems like both cats drink more since I've consistently kept it in all water bowls. Their favorite is the dog's bowl, which is next to me here at the desk, and I've noticed them sitting and drinking for much longer. If this is true, I personally would use it even if the thug did not need RR. Anything that gets cats to drink more is good in my book.

Rescue Remedy for pets has a very very slight sweet taste. I know, because I use the pet version for myself as well as the cats. The human version is way too much alcohol, can't stand it. I put the drops right on my tongue.

A little fresh blood in the stool, one time thing, usually isn't something to worry about, but of course if it continues, or you see black tarry stools, you will need to bring him in. The loose stool could be caused by stress, or a build up fur, or the beginning of an IBD or other health issue.


I would recommend you use a better probiotic than Forti Flora, that really isn't any good at all.

Here is some information you may find useful. You don't have to be a raw feeder to benefit.

Probiotics for Cats - Why and Which Ones - Raw Feeding for IBD Cats
^^ scroll down to page 5 for probiotic recommendations and page 9 for "Emergency stop diarrhea protocol".

My Cat Has Diarrhea - What Do I Do?
^^ info on blood in the diarrhea is in this article
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Old 06-05-2018, 05:52 PM
 
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Rescue Remedy for pets has a very very slight sweet taste. I know, because I use the pet version for myself as well as the cats. The human version is way too much alcohol, can't stand it. I put the drops right on my tongue.

A little fresh blood in the stool, one time thing, usually isn't something to worry about, but of course if it continues, or you see black tarry stools, you will need to bring him in. The loose stool could be caused by stress, or a build up fur, or the beginning of an IBD or other health issue.


I would recommend you use a better probiotic than Forti Flora, that really isn't any good at all.

Here is some information you may find useful. You don't have to be a raw feeder to benefit.

Probiotics for Cats - Why and Which Ones - Raw Feeding for IBD Cats
^^ scroll down to page 5 for probiotic recommendations and page 9 for "Emergency stop diarrhea protocol".

My Cat Has Diarrhea - What Do I Do?
^^ info on blood in the diarrhea is in this article
I think I have the human version. It has human instructions! I put 8 drops in the large dog bowl.
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