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If the bladder issue resolved with treatment, this may not be a bladder tumor and I doubt that the diarrhea is related to this. Sweet Tiff most likely has severe arthritis causing this stiffness in her hind legs and the stress of this could possibly cause the diarrhea. Because of her age, I would feel much better if lab wok was done on Tiff to rule out any metabolic issues such as kidney or liver disease or intestinal cancer that can cause this. In the meantime, Fast her for 12 hrs to allow her digestive tract to calm down and give her Pepcid AC at 0.5 mg per pound every 8 hrs to help calm down this intestinal tract. Feed her rice and boiled chicken to see if she will eat.
There are many things that can cause this diarrhea in your sweet older Tiff so try this treatment first but if there is no imrprovement, testing will have to be done.
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