Hello,I would love to help I just have a few additional questions. After your reply please allow a few minutes for me to type your answer.
How long has your cat had loose stool?
Do you ever see blood in the stool?
What natural balance formula are you using?
Does he go outside?
Has he been seen by the vet at all since this started?
Loose Stool for approximately three months
no blood in stool
The food is Natural Balance Original Ultra Premium Cat Food (For kittens through adult)
Natural Balance Indoor Cat Formula Ultra Premium Cat Food
I have tried about three brands besides this one.
The cat never goes outside.
I cannot afford to see a vet. I have not seen one since I obtained him.
Thank you very much.
First thing is if the diarrhea has been going on for this long then something is causing it and just trying to treat the diarrhea is not going to work since diarrhea is a symptom so all you are doing is covering the problem.
One of the first things I would suggest is deworming the cat. Intestinal parasites can cause continuous diarrhea.I like the SafeGuard brand dewormer for an over the counter dewormer. This can be purchased at most pet stores.
The Natural Balance is a great food but I would switch formulas just in case this is due to a food allergy or intolerance or things like IBD. Natural Balance has a limited addition line that is grain free with a different protein source. I would suggest trying the duck and pea formula. Now changing food can take up to 8-12 weeks to work so do not give up to soon.
In many cases adding additional fiber into the diet will help firm the stool. YOu can do this by using 1 tablespoon of canned pumpkin(not pie filling) to his food daily. Metamucil 1 teaspoon daily can also be added to canned food.
You can use the Children's Immodium only 1/2 teaspoon 3 times per day but you should not use this for more then 2 days.This drug can be toxic if given in too high a dose so no more then 1.5 teaspoons daily.
There are several places pet owners can go for medical care in NY if they do not have the funds.
I will give you this information in case you can not get the diarrhea under control.
Animal Care and Control has low cost care
NY Human Society try here first
Here is information on a new low cost mobile unit
MVA Hope Foundation, Rochester (veterinary care assistance)http://mvahopefoundation.org/
ALL 4 PETS: Limited to Western New York (veterinary care assistance)http://www.all4petswny.org/
NY SAVE Inc. (veterinary care assistance)nysave.org/index_2.html
I hoe this helps, please reply back if you have additional questions or concerns
Ok, The D Worm will only do roundworms which is why I do not recommend it you need one that covers rounds worms, hook worms, tape worms and whip worms. The SafeGuard does all of these.
I am not sure what medications you are referring to you only mentioned Pepto by name. In many cases if there are no parasites we will use Metronidazole but that is prescription only.
If diagel is going to work it would have worked with one treatment that is how it is designed.
The Fast Balance is a form or probiotic and not an antidiarrheal. This is only recommended to use for two days.Human probiotics can be used as well but I do not think this is going to clear the diarrhea.
I would try the safeguard and switch the Natural Balance Formula
One last question; can I use Immodium AD for children for a week while I use what you recommended to buy?
No problem ask as many questions as you need to that is why I am here.
I would not use this for 7 days. I would use this for 3 days at the most and try the fiber that seems to really help.Remember no more then 1/2 teaspoon 3 times per day