We adpopted two kittens 6 weeks ago. ONe is healthy whereas the other has been seen at the vet more than ten times. THe female kitten was seen for an uri and loose stools. A few days later , she was back to treat the uri with clovomax and the loose stool. A few days later she was back due to a lacerated cornea and the loose stool. The vet has seen the cat weekly along with e-mail photos to see the eyes progression. The kitten is now gassy, loose yellow stools .... diarrhea and shakes. The vet placed the kitten on flagyl and says it has bacteria in her liver too. Anytime I google loose yellow stools I get websites for bacterial and coccidia infections.
MY question is shouldn't they treat the kitten for both bacterial and coccidia ??? THe kitten eats wellness dry and canned food. She is skinny but active. Do you think that having the eye trauma made the coccidia flourish. I have been all over the web trying to figure out why she is sick. The other kitten is fine... eats, plays and is gaining weight.
So can you treat a kitten with flagyl and albon simultaneouly? SHe does have a high blood WBC. I am so frustrated cause she has had the loose stools form day one and I have asked to address this each time.
Is she still on the clavamox? Clavamox can cause diarrhea itself so even if she had the diarrhea before starting the clavamox, it may be one of the reasons why its not clearing up as fast with the other medication. Is she on Albon now as well for coccidia? Has she had a stool sample checked to diagnose coccidia? Or any other internal parasite like roundworms? Albon and metronidazole can be given at the same time. If she has a different type of intestinal parasite that will be another medication.
I would start feeding her a teaspoon or tablespoon of yogurt twice a day. All these different antibiotics are killing off good bacteria as well as the bad so the yogurt will help replace the good bacteria and that can help clear up the diarrhea as well. You may even try a spoonful of pumpkin....real pumpkin not pie filling pumpkin. That can also help firm up the stools.
Initially she had an upper respiratory infection that the first vet said was viral and to leave it. The kitten was worse so we took her to a different vet who started her on clovomax. We mentioned the loose stools at this time. 8 weeks later she is still having loose yellow stools with cultures being negative for worms,bacterial and coccidia. She wobbles too. On a whim they put her on an anitbacterial med and voila a recent stool sample says she has bacteria in her stool and has a high WBC . So since the stool was negative i asked if she could also be on the albon . We have been at the vet's office twice a week for the last month. HE does not charge for all the visits. We also figured out why she shakes/wobbles on purposeful movement. She appears to have cerebllar hypoplasia.
YOUr reply was comforting and helpful. She is taking lysine . I have been begging for the albon since we have dealt with 8 weeks of diarrhea.