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I have 2 cats and they have always generally had normal

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Hi - I have 2 cats and they have always generally had normal bowel movements. A few weeks back, they both had diarrhea for a day or two and since that time, they often have normal bowel movement followed by a very strong odor runny bowel movement a few minutes or a few hours later. The PCR test came back normal. Any thoughts as to what this might be?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  angelica41372 replied 3 months ago.

Good evening,

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Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Did you see my question?
Expert:  angelica41372 replied 3 months ago.

Yes I did. What PCR test? Was a stool check preformed? Was there a change in diet?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
PCR test is a type of stool test. No change in diet.
Expert:  angelica41372 replied 3 months ago.

Yes, was just wondering what type of PCR test. Was it for Giardia, Clostridium etc? What food are the cats eating? Were they dewormed?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I have attached what it was all for. They both eat different foods - so it wouldn't be the food. They were not dewormed - but they are indoor cats.
Expert:  angelica41372 replied 3 months ago.

Impressive. They were all negative. Even though they are indoor, I would do a trial of panacur and metrondiazole. The Metro is an anti inflammatory for the bowels and see if they respond. Also a higher fiber food. Odd both are acting the same. Usually that means there is a common factor affecting both.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Whatever is affecting the one is affecting the other - so I honestly would rule out food since they were both doing fine on their respective foods prior to this occuring. It would seem odd to me that an anti-inflammatory would be the answer since again it affected both at the same time.
Expert:  angelica41372 replied 3 months ago.

Metro is an anti inflammatory and antibiotic for the gi tract. It also will treat Helicobactor and other bacterial organisms.