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Old January 15th, 2009, 10:34 PM
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Cat with diarrhea - Meds and Funny Joke.

I finally narrowed down the culprit with diarrhea among my 4 cats. He went to the vet last Saturday and was put on a course of metronidazole to fight any bad bacteria. This wasn't working so my Vet on Wednesday added Albon and Panacur for the any worms that he may have. He's not very happy with all the pills and medications but has been a good boy about it...

We will see if his diarrhea clears up soon. The Vet said he didn't want to riffle through my wallet but if this doesn't work we will send a fecal sample to the lab. I'm crossing my fingers that this will do the trick. It's so funny when I'm cleaning out the litter box, they all line up to go potty knowing that I will clean up for them. They must think it's a free ticket not to have to cover it up themselves!

I received this email from a co-worker and had a big chuckle. It almost feels like what I'm going through....


How to Give a Cat a Pill

1. Pick up cat and cradle it in the crook of your left arm as if holding a baby. Position right forefinger and thumb on either side of cat's mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand. As cat opens mouth, pop pill into mouth. Allow cat to close mouth and swallow.

2. Retrieve pill from floor and cat from behind sofa. Cradle cat in left arm and repeat process.

3. Retrieve cat from bedroom, and throw soggy pill away.

4. Take new pill from foil wrap, cradle cat in left arm, holding rear paws tightly with left hand. Force jaws open and push pill to back of mouth with right forefinger. Hold mouth shut for a count of ten.

5. Retrieve pill from goldfish bowl and cat from top of wardrobe. Call spouse from garden.

6. Kneel on floor with cat wedged firmly between knees, hold front and rear paws. Ignore low growls emitted by cat. Get spouse to hold head firmly with one hand while forcing wooden ruler into mouth. Drop pill down ruler and rub cat's throat vigorously.

7. Retrieve cat from curtain rail, get another pill from foil wrap. Make note to buy new ruler and repair curtains. Carefully sweep shattered figurines and vases from hearth and set to one side for gluing later.

8. Wrap cat in large towel and get spouse to lie on cat with head just visible from below armpit. Put pill in end of drinking straw, force mouth open with pencil and blow down drinking straw.

9. Check label to make sure pill not harmful to humans, drink 1 beer to take taste away. Apply Band-Aid to spouse's forearm and remove blood from carpet with cold water and soap.

10. Retrieve cat from neighbour's shed. Get another pill. Open another beer. Place cat in cupboard, and close door onto cat's neck, leaving head showing. Force mouth open with dessert spoon. Flick pill down throat with elastic band.

11. Fetch screwdriver from garage and put cupboard door back on hinges. Drink beer. Fetch bottle of scotch. Pour shot, drink. Apply cold compress to cheek and check records for date of last tetanus shot. Apply whiskey compress to cheek to disinfect. Toss back another shot. Throw Tee shirt away and fetch new one from bedroom.

12. Call fire department to retrieve the cat from across the road. Apologize to neighbour who crashed into fence while swerving to avoid cat. Take last pill from foil wrap.

13. Tie the little ________'s front paws to rear paws with garden twine and bind tightly to leg of dining table, find heavy-duty pruning gloves from shed. Push pill into mouth followed by large piece of filet steak. Be rough about it. Hold head vertically and pour 2 pints of water down throat to wash pill down.

14. Consume remainder of scotch. Get spouse to drive you to the emergency room, sit quietly while doctor stitches fingers and forearm and removes pill remnants from right eye. Call furniture shop on way home to order new table.

15. Arrange for ASPCA to collect mutant cat from hell and call local pet shop to see if they have any hamsters.


How To Give A Dog A Pill

1. Wrap it in bacon.

2. Toss it in the air.


So true, so true!!
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Old January 16th, 2009, 11:25 AM
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I hope your cat's diarrhea will clear up soon. Make sure he gets a lot of water, otherwise he can get dehydrated. Thanks for a good laugh this morning.
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Old January 16th, 2009, 03:26 PM
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Yes! We are on the mend. We had a nice firm bowel movement this morning. So much better than what we have been experiencing. We finish the first round of meds on Saturday and have only 1 syringe left to administer and 8 days left of only 1 pill per day. Unfortunatly, my son has been calling the cat Stinky and the name is going to stay. The vet called me and asked how "Stinky" was feeling.

They all are loving the vanilla yogurt. Is it okay if I continue to give this to them? I put out about 4 tablespoons for them both in the morning and at night.

Thanks!

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Old January 16th, 2009, 05:12 PM
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Is the diarrhea because of the medication he was taking or was he on medication to clear the diarrhea?
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Old January 16th, 2009, 05:33 PM
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I put him on medication last Saturday to stop the diarrhea. It was very loose, smelly and bloody. We had a victorious firm stool this morning. I can tell it was his because he doesn't cover it. I have since switched them all over to Wellness wet food and was supplementing with the yogurt for the diarrhea. They ALL really LOVE the yogurt. So it wouldn't hurt to keep giving them the yogurt?? I'm so relieved that we won't have to send the fecal sample to the lab now.....He's having firm stools. He's had the diarrhea since I brought him home. (1 month) That is probably why the previous owner got rid of him. He's a Savannah!
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Old January 16th, 2009, 06:13 PM
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Oh okay - hopefully you will have it under control

My male cat had chronic diarrhea for years. And the vet could not find anything wrong. He'd put him on medication and it would clear up for awhile. I had him on sensitive food from the vet. But he continued having bouts of diarrhea thruout the years.

It is good that you are putting him on Wellness grain free canned food. I now have my cat on a raw food diet and his diarrhea is completely cleared. So, this leaves me to believe that his stomach could not handle and he was allergic to the ingredients in the commercial pet food. I have heard more and more of people with the same problems.
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