I’ve mentioned this before, but Jackie has awful poop. It’s runny. Even the petsitter mentioned it to me last year. Not much we can do about it, I can’t touch him without getting injured (I tried last week, I’ve got a new scar on my right hand).
I’ve been watching him the past couple of weeks. I noticed he’s having a hard time eating. So, I started wetting down the Kirkland again and leaving a fresh bowl of it each night, since his teeth aren’t in the best shape. He’s not the only one eating it, but he’s eating it. His poop is getting a little better. Not much, but there’s more solid to it, it’s not so wet.
I’ve always suspected it’s because of the fur he injests. His father had bad hair and Jackie’s is no better. I’d love to be able to take him in for a shave, but there’s that touching him problem. In the past, when Annie was having problems, the vet described how, for Annie, feces would be stuck in her bowels and only loose stuff got out. Diarrhea. I don’t think Jackie has much feces, he might, but I suspect fur.
The past two days I’ve found a very small amount of fur in his poop (okay, I admit it, I watch him go and poke it with a stick, just to see what’s up with it). And this morning, I found a good sized furball. That baby had to hurt. Anyway, he’s been sleeping almost all afternoon, resting comfortably. I’ll keep watching him, but with any luck, if he keeps eating, hopefully it will help push the fur on through. And maybe, he’ll put some weight back on.