Cat Veterinary

Have Cat Questions? Ask a Cat Vet Online.

Ask a Cat Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

I had my dog to the vet on Feb 27 for loose stools. She put…

I had my dog...

I had my dog to the vet on Feb 27 for loose stools. She put him on a probiotic and Gi antibiotic. The first day he was back to normal. Finished the medicine the next Tuesday. Everything was still ok. Then Friday I came home to the same issue called the vet they said he may have to be on a daily probiotic and gave me laqtoquil. It seemed like it was getting better but came back a few days later. They suggested changing his food so I put him on taste of the Wild with venicine and have been gradually giving this to him with his old food for about a week and was slowly getting back to normal. I did just over the weekend add a little taste of the wild can food to it because he doesn't like just dry food. So this morning I took him out and his stool was completely watery ( first time it has been that way since this has started)but hasn't gone again since and is acting completely normal. I was wondering if it could be a reaction to the can food. Or what I should do next. No vomiting acting normaly.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did your dog eat anything unusual?

No

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. The Expert will know what to do. What is the dog's name?

Jack

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Jack?

No I think I covered it all

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question
Answered in 10 minutes by:
3/19/2018
Scott Perry
Scott Perry, Cat Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 2,511
Experience: DVM
Verified

Hello. My name is***** and I am a veterinarian that can answer your question. I understand Jack has a chronic history of loose stools that appears to be progressing to diarrhea despite treatment with antibiotics, probiotics, and a diet change. I am sorry to hear about what is happening. Can you please tell me Jack's age (estimated is fine) and if the veterinarian performed any diagnostic tests like a fecal exam or blood work? That will help me formulate an approach to Jack's care. thank you.

Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
He is 4 years old. And yes they did a fecal test. It came back clear no paracites.

Good. Glad to hear the parasite check was negative. Some parasites (i.e. giardia) do not always show positive on a one-time check, so it might be worth rechecking it in 2-3 weeks just to be sure. Assuming there are no parasites, the differentials for chronic diarrhea are a food intolerance / allergy, sudden change of diet, foreign body, and internal organ disease such as inflammatory bowel disease, pancreas disease, or atypical Addison's disease. At this point, the recommendation to help support the intestines is to feed a low fat diet such as boiled chicken or white rice in small amounts and to give supportive care with over-the-counter remedies. A probiotic is a good idea. Other over-the-counter options should include kaopectate solution. Adding fiber to the diet will help to bulk the stool as well and that can help resolve the diarrhea. Fiber options may consist of things like canned pumpkin or Metamucil.

Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question

One of the concerns we have with diarrhea is the risk of dehydration, so I am going to give you two methods to check the hydration status. The first is to feel the gums. They should normally feel wet and slippery. If they feel dry or sticky then that indicates dehydration. This test only works if Jackis not panting. The other test is called the "skin tent" test. This is performed by gently pulling up on the skin until you feel resistance. Let go of the skin and count how long it takes for the skin to return to a normal position. Normal is less than 2 seconds. If it takes longer than that then that indicates dehydration as well. If you assess there to be dehydration then Jack should be treated by your veterinarian right away.

Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question

Does that help to answer your question?

Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question

Just checking in. Are we still connected?

Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
thank you. I am going to give that a try. If it's not better tomorrow i will take him back to the vet

Please let me know if you have any other questions. I am here to help. If you have no other questions, I would appreciate a positive review when you get time. Leaving a review does not close out your question and you can come back to any time to ask additional questions. You can leave a five star review at the top of the screen. Thank you.

Scott Perry
Scott Perry, Cat Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 2,511
Experience: DVM
Verified
Scott Perry and 87 other Cat Veterinary Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Hi,

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

Scott Perry
Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Scott Perry Your Own Question
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Scott Perry, Cat Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 2,511
2,511 Satisfied Customers
Experience: DVM

Scott Perry is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Cat Veterinarian

3,928 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

4,753 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Management

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

4,473 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

3,998 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet experience in medicine and surgery.

Rebecca

Rebecca

Cat Veterinarian

3,557 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

Dr. Drew

Dr. Drew

Cat Veterinarian

3,072 satisfied customers

Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

Dr. Deb

Dr. Deb

Cat Veterinarian

2,883 satisfied customers

I have been a practicing veterinarian for over 30 years.

< Previous | Next >

Related Cat Veterinary Questions
My 10 year old Maine coon cat has diarrhea and is crying a
My 10 year old Maine coon cat has diarrhea and is crying a bit today. She is usually very rambunctious. She just peed on the floor. … read more
Dr. Schmidt
Dr. Schmidt
Associate Veterinarian
DVM
896 satisfied customers
My cat was neutered on April 3rd, and he now has diarrhea on
My cat was neutered on April 3rd, and he now has diarrhea on the 7th day. His stool was rather soft for the first 5-6 days, but it was not liquid. Today, it is liquid. He is not eating much. I placed … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
10,110 satisfied customers
I have a kitten who has chronic diarrhea since he was 2
I have a kitten who has chronic diarrhea since he was 2 months old no matter what I give him ...I can not afford. Too much but its killing me to see he acts fine but poops all over day and night he is… read more
DrSarah
DrSarah
Veterinarian
DVM
265 satisfied customers
My cat keeps throwing up food and water. We did a food
Sammy, 3 years old not sure if its a hairball issue or food issue … read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,557 satisfied customers
My 20 yr old cat started having diarrhea & it smells really
my 20 yr old cat started having diarrhea & it smells really bad. … read more
Dr. Schmidt
Dr. Schmidt
Associate Veterinarian
DVM
896 satisfied customers
My cat had sudden severe diarrhea. She is an indoor cat
My cat had sudden severe diarrhea. She is an indoor cat only. I've narrowed down the possible things she may have ingested to the following: flowers, including miniature carnations, roses and aster. O… read more
Dr. Schmidt
Dr. Schmidt
Associate Veterinarian
DVM
896 satisfied customers
Last night he threw up all his food he ate and has diarrhea
Last night he threw up all his food he ate and has diarrhea now this morning he won't eat. … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,465 satisfied customers
Food recommendation for a 7yr old 4lb Maltese with a
Food recommendation for a 7yr old 4lb Maltese with a sensitive stomach. She is currently on Royal Caniin gastrointestinal formula. The issue with this food is that she is quite the picky eater and if … read more
divealot1
divealot1
DVM
8 satisfied customers
My kitten tested positive for coronavirus in a diarrhea real
My kitten tested positive for coronavirus in a diarrhea real pcr panel . What does that mean? Is he positive for FIP?… read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
709 satisfied customers
5th day of diarrhea. He is an elder with diabetes. Franklin.
5th day of diarrhea. He is an elder with diabetes. … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
10,110 satisfied customers
She's had diarrhea for about a week (watery, occasionally
She's had diarrhea for about a week (watery, occasionally explosive) & has been loosing hair around the base of her tail. … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
10,110 satisfied customers
Throwing up and some diarrhea. Just regular food. Lil Bit. A
He has an issue with pancreas. Takes pancrea plus before meals.… read more
Dr. Schmidt
Dr. Schmidt
Associate Veterinarian
DVM
896 satisfied customers
Need advice as to best dry food and wet food for 3 year old
Need advice as to best dry food and wet food for 3 year old healthy female cat I just adopted. A petite 6.5 lbs. … read more
CalCatDoc
CalCatDoc
veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
512 satisfied customers
Cat was getting antibiotics for diarrhea and mouth
cat was getting antibiotics for diarrhea and mouth infection. She now is dehydrated and constipated. … read more
CalCatDoc
CalCatDoc
veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
512 satisfied customers
She had diarrhea for several days. I changed her food to
She had diarrhea for several days. I changed her food to boiled chicken breast which I grinded to a paste and the diarrhea stopped. But it's now been 4 days and she hasn't pooped. I'm glad the diarrhe… read more
Dr. Denise
Dr. Denise
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
530 satisfied customers
He has diarrhea. He hasn't had food since tester around 4pm.
He has diarrhea. He hasn't had food since tester around 4pm. The diahreah has slowed but his behind is still red and swollen. I trying to see what we can put on him. … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
709 satisfied customers
Shes has had diarrhea for about a week now. Diarrhea for
no blood in stool just haven't been able to fix the diarrhea issue… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
4,473 satisfied customers
Cat has bad diarrhea & vomiting. Have not changed food or
Cat has bad diarrhea & vomiting. Have not changed food or treats. What can I Give him? … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,465 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x