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My 8 year old cat had fecal transplant 9 days ago and he

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My 8 year old cat had fecal transplant 9 days ago and he seems just as bad if not worse than before. He's had the condition for about a year and went from 14 lbs. to under 8 lbs. At first we thought it was allergies (he tested positive for corn, peas, tomatoes and soy), had his thyroid checked, blood panel showed nothing. We are at our wits end - can you help us?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I can help you with your question today.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Does Smoke have a good appetite?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Does he have any vomiting or diarrhea?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Can you elaborate a bit? Which problem? How often? etc

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Both vomiting several times a week. Diarrhea everyday.
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Other than blood testing for allergies and general health profiles, what treatments has your vet already tried? Any medications? Diet changes?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Our vet has tried everything - the fecal transplant was the last resort. He was sure this would fix the problem.
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

I need more details from you. I can't give new suggestions if I don't know what you have already tried.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He's been on a steroid, bland food diet, probiotics and like I said, Smoke's blood panels were normal. Like I said, this has been going on for awhile so I can't remember everything; also antibiotics.
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

OK, well ideally we would get intestinal biopsies to get a diagnosis. This can be done surgically or some limited samples may be taken with an endoscope. If you do not want to do further testing, we can do some empirical treatment with vitamin B12 injections, Cerenia orally (an anti-vomit, anti-nausea, anti-inflammatory medication) and restart the steroid at a high dose.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Please let me know if you have further questions. I am happy to continue until I provide the service that you seek. Here is my website if you need to reach me again: http://www.justanswer.com/veterinary/expert-drsusanfriend/

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

I hope this helps.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your help - as I remember, he did have the vitamin B, but not the biopsy/endoscope.
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

You're very welcome. Poor guy.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Smoke. How is everything going?

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