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My 14 year old 8 lb. cat has diarrhea. I am debating what I

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My 14 year old 8 lb. cat has diarrhea. I am debating what I should give her. I thought about giving her some Fortiflora in her food. As far as drugs go I thought about Prednisolone 5mg. twice daily or Metronidazole 250mg 1/8 tab every 12 hrs.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name?
Customer: Brooklyn
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Brooklyn?
Customer: She has chronic kidney disease. We feed her Royal Canin Renal E wet food and she gets sub q fluids at home. She haas a very big appetite and does not throw up.
JA: Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did Brooklyn eat anything unusual?
Customer: We also give her Friskies Indoor Cat food because it has only a 7% protein content. I don't believe she ate anything she shouldn't have.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Christi Belew replied 7 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** and I am happy to help. Does Brooklyn have chronic diarrhea issues? What was she given the Prednisolone for?

For diarrhea, I would absolutely start the fortiflora and you can do the Metro 1/8 tab every 12 hours. I would hold off on the pred until speaking with your vet.

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Expert:  Christi Belew replied 7 months ago.

I wanted to follow up and see if you had any additional questions regarding Brooklyn?

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