Well, here's the story. My neighbor (who has the 8 cats) has one of her male kitties who's been having diarrhea for several weeks now. He doesn't act like he's sick, in fact he behaves normally, eats like a pig, which is normal for him, and has tons of his normal energy. At first the diarrhea had blood in it. I immediately suspected coccidia or some other intestinal parasite. My neighbor took him in and had a stool sample run several times with no sign of any parasite, but they went ahead and put him on Albon for about 10 days. The diarrhea seemed to get better, but then about a week later my neighbor told me that it had come back. There is no blood in it. On a second trip to the vet they put him on this black stuff that's supposed to clean him out. Apparantly it contains charcoal, but I have no idea what it is because they didn't put the name of it on the bottle. That in itself irritates me because its very poor practice. I think she needs to take him to another vet. I never have trusted this one with my cat or dog. He's a very good large animal vet though. He just doesn't seem to know as much about small animals. I'm just wondering if any of you other vet techs out there have ever heard of giving charcoal. It seems yuk to me. Nothing any of the vets I worked for would give. I'm suspecting a bacterial infection in the g.i. tract. Just my guess, but I think he needs to be on antibiotics. Of course I've told my neighbor all this. There's nothing really I can do because she probably won't switch vets. I'm just wondering too if any of you guys have a suspicion as to what might be the cause of the diarrhea. I might also mention that he was treated for "tapeworms". They told my neighbor that the medicine would also treat for other worms as well. Anyway, just curious to you guy's opinions. Thanks!
P.S. I've also though of the possibility that the good bacteria in his stomach has been thrown off balance and that he might need some bene-bac gel to replace it.
When my dog was a puppy she had bloody diahrea. She was negative for parvo and everything else the vet tested her for. I think she took Albon, but I can't remember. She got better and finished her medicine. Then it started again. The vet tried giving her more Albon and this did the trick. She hasn't had this problem since.
my friends cat had issues with that and the doc told her canned pumpkin she took ice cube trays and put canned pumpkin in them and froze them gave i cube to the cat every day defrosted of course and it seem to do good.just reg. store bought canned pumpkin plain