? Yum had some blood in mucus on poo: consistent with antibiotic induced diarrhea?

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  1. MJW

    MJW Well-Known Member

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    Yum had formed plus liquid poo this morning. She threw up water next to her downstairs litter box after passing it. Later one of the cats had wet but formed poo in the upstairs letterbox, with some mucus with some pink drops of blood. I am 95% sure it was Yum's poo. Are mucus and blood consistent with antibiotic induced diarrhea? I probably wouldn't have seen them before when it was just liquid poo. I am waiting on a call back from the vet.
     
  2. ppp

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    Sorry, no experience/advice, just sorry for this worry, and hope all turns out well. Keep us updated.
     
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  3. Bobbie And Bubba

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    Poor Yum! Sounds like her intestinal tract is very inflamed. Are you giving Slipper Elm to her to help?

    Glad you put a call into the vet.
     
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  4. Stephanie & Quintus

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    Quintus has had a lot of that. I've linked it to certain foods. (One of the reasons I'm going very gingerly with the transition to LC wet food, because the NF kibble he has been on until now clearly seems to be the only food with which he gets proper stools.)

    I'm interested in any other experiences/points of view on the question.

    I know Quintus gets mucus and blood at the end of his stools (often ends up pushing a bit on the bathroom carpet, out of the litter box, and I get drops) if he eats grass, or any milk product (even three licks).
     
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  5. Bobbie And Bubba

    Bobbie And Bubba Well-Known Member

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    I believe the mucus is indication of IBS with kitties.
     
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  6. Stephanie & Quintus

    Stephanie & Quintus Well-Known Member

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    What do you do with IBS? It seems a very anglo-saxon thing, people in the UK and USA keep talking about it all the time, but it doesn't seem to "exist" here.
     
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  7. MJW

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    She is getting slippery elm bark when she eats the food containing it. I don't think she likes the smell or taste. I will try smearing it on a paw. Key word in your email is inflammation. Will that elevate her BG?
     
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  8. MJW

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    I gave one of the civvies the milk product kefir yesterday for the first time. I wonder if it was her poo and not Yum's? There was a drop on the carpet by the litter box. Yum had yellow pudding poo for a long time before I realized she can't eat beef or lamb. Nothing as dramatic as what we are going through now, though.
     
  9. Stephanie & Quintus

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    I would definitely keep that hypothesis handy.
     
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  10. MJW

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    The vet says blood in the stool is just an indication of inflammation.
     
  11. Bobbie And Bubba

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    Yes, inflammation always increases BG's. I am sorry your baby doesn't like the taste, most cats don't mind the SEB in their food. I would just keep making a slurry and syringing it into her.
     
  12. Bobbie And Bubba

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    The Slippery Elm Bark helps. And I got my cats off of commercial wet cat food. I know feed raw and they do so much better. Perhaps your commercial cat food is more species appropriate for your kitties.
     

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