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We've got our two new kitties in isolation and we've encountered a strange issue.  Both will use the litter box readily but we're finding poo stains all over the floor... it's like they stepped in it and spread it around but there's no source for where they stepped in it, it doesn't look like foot prints, and the distribution is fairly even (no big chunks, just a thin film all over).  I can't figure out what's going on (or who it's coming from... though I suspect Julius not Morgan).  The smell is bad but it doesn't really show up when I take a picture. 

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Luckily it's super easy to clean.
 

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They may be scooting their bums across the floor? It's a symptom of worms but they may have just had some on their backsides and rolled in it. Kittens aren't exactly the most co-ordinated animals. 
 
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They may be scooting their bums across the floor? It's a symptom of worms but they may have just had some on their backsides and rolled in it. Kittens aren't exactly the most co-ordinated animals. 
Hrm... worms + diarrhea? That might make sense...  would weight loss be associated?

The kitties are 2-3 and 4-7 by our best guess
 

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Very likely,it's good practice to get cats to the vet for a checkover within the first couple of weeks.
 

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Worms or food they are not able to digest properly perhaps resulting in soft stool or diarrhea.  Please get them both to your vet for thorough exams - take a stool sample to be tested for specific parasites - your vet will deworm them if he determines necessary (Drontal is a good choice) - maybe spend some time watching them to see if they're having soft stool/diarrhea or if they have it stuck in their fur?  Long haired cats for example, sometimes have a hard time with fur soiled and don't want to groom themselves :)
 
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Very likely,it's good practice to get cats to the vet for a checkover within the first couple of weeks.
Yup, they're in isolation until then.
 
Worms or food they are not able to digest properly perhaps resulting in soft stool or diarrhea.  maybe spend some time watching them to see if they're having soft stool/diarrhea or if they have it stuck in their fur?  Long haired cats for example, sometimes have a hard time with fur soiled and don't want to groom themselves :)
We coaxed the long hair out from under the bed, oddly enough it wasn't food/catnip that got him out... it was pets.  Anyway, it looks like he'll need a sanitary trim - every time he sat down he'd leave a little something behind.  We're thinking it's the sudden change in diet causing soft stool.  They were being fed some crappy no-name dog kibble - it was nice of the couple to try to feed them but they were clueless about taking care of cats.
 
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