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Cat's got bad GI problems

ButteryBuddha

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hey all, kinda new to this site but I got plenty of problems in my household. my girlfriend's sphynx (Roman) is just around 6 months old and he wont stop pooping diarrhea. we've taken him to the vet lately to get him neutered and during that time we got his diet changed to a different brand by recommendation from the vet (we were giving him easy digestion foods before hand, no milk or other foods besides his designated food and water). Before I was about to leave to work, he went into his litterbox to urinate. he is awful when it comes to tracking poop on his feet and tail so we usually camp outside the room to wipe him down with baby wipes. however, while he was in the middle of covering up his urine he let out a burst of diarrhea out of the litterbox (he was facing away from the opening) on to this litter mat! the consistency was close to being soup like and he was letting out a good bit of gas (as he always does). I was just surprised that there was no warning to this since he dint even squat or try to shovel up litter beforehand like he usually does. any recommendations on habit changes to help him not cover himself in poop and/or ways to help harden his stool? we will be going to see a vet in a week or so I am not too worried about home remedies for his fecal consistencies yet. the damn cats already gotten poop on our new couch!
 

Condo commando

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Understand your frustration. FWIW I'm sure the poor little guy is not only not doing it on purpose, he probably also doesn't feel so good. I don't know what you're feeding him but if you could afford it, raw food has helped a lot of cats with GI upset.
 

Sheldon13

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I’m assuming the last time you were at the vet they ruled out GI bugs such as giardia?

Assuming that is true, diet changes are likely what is needed here. The very best thing you could do is go raw. This way there are no additive ingredients and you can control the protein and keep him away from any that cause him trouble.

I also want to voice that I too, think he does not likely feel good. I’m sure the explosion took him off guard as well. That can’t be fun.


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@ButteryBuddha Positive vibes for Roman
Did the vet rule out Giardia , tritrichomonas ?
I would definitely consult his vet and ask about ruling out any parasite causes
and follow your vets recommendations
You can call ahead and ask if they would like you to bring a poo sample

All paws crossed for positive updates

So sorry you yours and Roman are going through this
Please keep us updated his vet check
Hope is healing fine from his neuter
 

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Poop problems can be very frustrating. For you and your boy cause having diarrhea all the time will make him feel unwell.
My boy had diarrhea for about the first 6 months when I got him. It was a long way to find the food that was good for him.
Did tge vet do all the test for parasites like giardia?

Sending healing vibes to your boy
 

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@ButteryBuddha great news update!
We all worry like one of our own
We appreciate the updates
Because often time we read posts when there ar eproblems amd then sit on the edge of our seats looking for an update

Hope you get a chance to post an introduction and pics of Roman :)

 
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