Rescue tabby with chronic diarrhea

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    Rescue tabby with chronic diarrhea

    I got 2 rescue cats a couple of years ago from a rescuer but I was only going to foster them. Well, no one came forward to adopt them so they are now in my family. My beautiful tabby, Angel, had some kind of intestinal problems when I got her, I think maybe parasites or worms but was treated for it. He is around 3 years old or more. the sweetest cat. She really just started this chronic phase several months ago. I was giving her kaopektate as I read it was OK to give cats but just 1 or 2 droppers full with a small amount of moist food. Then I started adding psyllium husk fine powder in the moist food. She eats all this but when I stopped the diarrhea also came back so I've just added these other things back into diet. She also has access to IAM's dry food daily and does eat it. She also drinks water. I don't have a vet as I have no extra money...living on disability. Do you know of any low-cost vets that treat rescues? I live in Lowell MA. Thank you very much...Maureen

     
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    Re: Rescue tabby with chronic diarrhea

    http://mrfrs.org/low-cost-programs/    Call them, they should be able to help you.

    MRFRS Headquarters      
    63 Elm Street (Rt. 110)  
    Salisbury, MA 01952

    Email: info@mrfrs.org
    Phone: 978-462-0760
    Fax: 978-463-6826

    The Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society operates the Feline Assistance, Resource & Support (FARS) program. FARS is committed to assisting and supporting Massachusetts cat owners and guardians who are enduring financial hardship. FARS can help through the funding of medical care, spay/neuter, food, or foster care in order to help keep cats with their families.

     For more information about this program email fars@mrfrs.org or you can download an application to submit by email or fax (see instructions on form).

    http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/trouble_affording_veterinary_care.html

    http://afaboston.org/index.php/clinic

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Shadow-Fund/146912702009312?v=info Dan Rea WBZ talk show host supports this charity.

     

     
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    Re: Rescue tabby with chronic diarrhea

    http://www.gofundme.com/Animals-Pets/

    Don't know anything about this site, but...

     
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    Re: Rescue tabby with chronic diarrhea

    Definitely check with the vets that Robin recommended..but I have a couple of interim suggestions.

    First..stop feeding your cat canned food on a regular basis. My vet has told me that it is not really the best thing to give cats on a regular basis. It's not good for their teeth and it could be contributing to the diarrhea issue. The only time I give my cats canned food is for an occasional treat. For my older cat, I will give it daily for a few days if he gets constipated.

    Another thing that will probably help is boiled white rice. You can mix this with a little ground beef or turkey. The rice will help prevent diarrhea.

    It's possible your cat has a food allergy as well.

     
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    Re: Rescue tabby with chronic diarrhea

    Hi...thank you for your comment. My cats mostly eat dry IAMs but I give them a spoonful of  canned food daily and Angel eats it with the kaopektate and psyillium powder...I will try the white rice. Already getting back on the kaopektate is helping greatly...thank you.

     

     

    In response to miscricket's comment:

    Definitely check with the vets that Robin recommended..but I have a couple of interim suggestions.

    First..stop feeding your cat canned food on a regular basis. My vet has told me that it is not really the best thing to give cats on a regular basis. It's not good for their teeth and it could be contributing to the diarrhea issue. The only time I give my cats canned food is for an occasional treat. For my older cat, I will give it daily for a few days if he gets constipated.

    Another thing that will probably help is boiled white rice. You can mix this with a little ground beef or turkey. The rice will help prevent diarrhea.

    It's possible your cat has a food allergy as well.




     
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    Re: Rescue tabby with chronic diarrhea

    Thank you so much  for this information. Appreciate it. I will check them out.

     

     

    In response to Robin39's comment:

    http://mrfrs.org/low-cost-programs/    Call them, they should be able to help you.

    MRFRS Headquarters      
    63 Elm Street (Rt. 110)  
    Salisbury, MA 01952

    Email: info@mrfrs.org
    Phone: 978-462-0760
    Fax: 978-463-6826

    The Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society operates the Feline Assistance, Resource & Support (FARS) program. FARS is committed to assisting and supporting Massachusetts cat owners and guardians who are enduring financial hardship. FARS can help through the funding of medical care, spay/neuter, food, or foster care in order to help keep cats with their families.

     For more information about this program email fars@mrfrs.org or you can download an application to submit by email or fax (see instructions on form).

    http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/trouble_affording_veterinary_care.html

    http://afaboston.org/index.php/clinic

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Shadow-Fund/146912702009312?v=info Dan Rea WBZ talk show host supports this charity.

     




     
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    Re: Rescue tabby with chronic diarrhea

    Thank you very much.

     

     

    In response to Robin39's comment:

    http://www.gofundme.com/Animals-Pets/

    Don't know anything about this site, but...




     
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    Re: Rescue tabby with chronic diarrhea

    Another thought, consider switching to a better quality dry food

    http://community.petco.com/t5/the-purr/ct-p/CatCommunity

    Check out the Health and Nutrition threads

    if the link takes you to the main page, try it again or find your way to the cat forum.

     
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    Re: Rescue tabby with chronic diarrhea

    In response to Robin39's comment:

    Another thought, consider switching to a better quality dry food

    http://community.petco.com/t5/Health-Nutrition/Healthy-Kitty-Food/m-p/34887#U34887

    if the link takes you to the main page, try it again or find your way to the cat forum.




    Thanks, I thought IAMs was a good brand but I have tried Wild Blue Buffalo and neither of them will touch it. I'll look into the others. Haven't found a vet yet. Needs to be close to home as the last time I took my Angel to a vet who the rescuer used he became incontinent and released his bowels in the cat carrier while shaking. Seemed like a mini-seizure but the vet didn't want to pay any attention to that. He hasn't done that since but he also hasn't been on a road trip either. That behavior happened coming and going. I felt so bad for him.

     

     
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