Diarrhoea in 7 month old kitten.

Kath N

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After receiving a huge vet bill for my kitten problems with diarrhoea and sickness, I need advice!!. She seemed very well...b ut had several bouts of diarrhoea and twice was sick....she has a very good appetite and is very active. She has always loved royal canin biscuits....And now eats a fair variety of wet food....chicken a nd lots of fish....about 1 1/2 pouches per day...topped up with biscuits..... She is indoors only....so not picking up on bugs from outside. Any suggestions?.
 

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It could be she has an allergy to chicken or fish. Try removing the chicken and fish and replace with a single protein, duck, lamb, whatever is available. To help the diarrhoea try psyllium, a pinch mixed into her wet food twice a day or s boulardii, that works well for my cats, a half a capsule mixed into wet food once a day for about a week should help.
 

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Did the Vet check for worms and other parasites? That would be the first place I would look. If they did, including Giardia and Coccidia, then I would definately look at her food and do as suggested above. The S. Boulardi seems to work wonders for many, many cats, but only if there are no parasites. I can't fight worms, etc.
 
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Thank you for your advice. I'll let you know how we get on 🐈🐈
 
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It would seem we have discovered cause of my kitten's diarrhoea and sickness. My breeder contacted me to say her cats had al s o been unwell....and there has been an outbreak of illness in cats who had been eating Felix as good as it looks. See Facebook for articles. S h e rapidly c h anged their food and they have recovered and thriving on a different wet food. I contacted my vet....And said I'd like to try a change of food.In short that was acceptable as long as I finished the steroid tablets she had been given.!!! So far ....no sickness or diarrhoea....but it's early days. Felix not accepting responsibility....but many shop s giving refunds for this brand of felix..
Another problem we h ave is gingevitis....but vet doesn't want to look at this till she is a year old...5 months hence. I've sent for toothbrush a n d paste and watched several u tube film s of teeth cleaning...any ti p s???
 

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I know when my other cat Sam was alive we tried duck and had a bad reaction to it so put him back on chicken
 
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