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Old July 6th, 2010, 09:41 AM
skmaxcy skmaxcy is offline
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~4 week old kitten with diarrhea

3 week-ish old kitten that we picked up at work (mother is MIA) and have had for about a week now. She's been to the vet twice now. Not because she's been sickly mind you.

First visit was the day we got her for a straight up check up. Vet gave her dewormer and some advantage for her fleas. The fleas all died and I have yet to see any worms. The vet said he was surprised she was doing so well, and to continue with the KMR. Her stool was a brown toothpaste.

We notice kitty's stool was starting to get a bit runny, still brown but lightening, so we took her to the vet again. This time they test and she has Coccidia. She's now/was on Albion for a week (.3 ml first day, .15 every day after that, once a day) and Pro-Pectalin for the runs. Other than that, she said kitty is doing great, come back in a couple weeks.

It's been about a week since, and I have read that anti-biotics (unsure if this is what Albion is or not) can cause diarrhea in addition to the Coccidia. It's yellow and runny, no blood, mucus or funky smell to it. The bottle said 7 days, so she is no longer taking the Albion.

I guess my question is, how long can I expect the stool to be runny due to Coccidia? The week was up today and I still have a healthy amount of Pro-Pectalin left that the vet prescribed.

Her stats:
She's still hydrated, has very light yellow/clear urine (and pees like a racehorse on occasion). When I do the skin test to see if it snaps back, it snaps back in a second or less.

She eats her KMR and is getting bigger, has a round tummy that isn't hard or feeling like it's too big. I'm being careful not to overfeed, and I will be buying a scale today to make extra sure. Last she was weighed, she's about 11 ounces, definitely more now.

She isn't crying excessively (she's talkative) and sleeps about as much as she did before the Coccidia diagnosis, which is a lot but well... she's a kitten.

She plays and runs around about as much as I expect a kitten would.

I've had kittens and cats before, just not this tiny! Thanks in advance. I'm not TOO worried, I was just wanting some advice.
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