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O have a 15 year old cat with diarrhea. She is in kidney…

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Hi, o have a 15 year old cat with diarrhea. She is in kidney failure and has thyroid issues. She is still rapidly losing weight and has had diarrhea for probably 3 weeks now. She is on FortiFlora once a day, Methimazole 1 tablet in the morning and 1/2 in the evening. She is nothing but skin and bones. She seems happy, loves her Royal Canon renal failure cat food. I need to help her with this diarrhea. What can I do? They did reduce her thyroid medicine as her thyroid was getting too low.

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Heidi

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I have tried to give her sub q fluids, but even though she is a skinny little thing, she fights me, so my success has not been well with that.

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Cat Veterinarian: Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert replied 7 months ago
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Cat Veterinarian: Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert replied 7 months ago

Go out and get jars of baby food chicken or turkey with no onion powder.. Add one tablespoonun of boiled white rice to each jar. Feed this untl the stool is firm for 48 hours. In addition give her one half tsp a day of plaicn yogurt as a probiotic

Fees her small frequent meals to encourage weight gain. Warm the food to awaken the appetite sensor n the brain.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Is the protein in the baby food too high for her kidney failure? Also, I work all day, so getting these small frequent meals will be hard. I am more so concerned about the protein in the meat baby food.
Cat Veterinarian: Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert replied 7 months ago

No, the protein in baby food will not negatively affect her kidneys.

It will only take a few days to cure the diarrhea, then you can resume her normal diet

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ok, I will give that a try. Thank you.
Cat Veterinarian: Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert replied 7 months ago

youare more than welcome. it is my pleasure to help such a wonderful person

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Cat Veterinarian: Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert replied 7 months ago

how is she doing? is her diarrhea all cleared up?

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Cat Veterinarian: Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert replied 7 months ago
Hi,

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

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