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11:36 AM - 10/23/2014

The topic: For some reason


We've had a problem with diarrhea in some of the cats. There's Jackie, Pete and Opie. Medicating Jackie and Pete is impossible. Jackie, if I could catch him, would tear me up with his claws. First I'd have to catch Pete and after the first dose, I'd not catch him again (I've tried in the past). Same thing with Opie. He's just now not running from me after having all of his teeth removed.

Last week I wondered how fiber would help them. I found some old Vetasyl and started putting it in their food at night. All three of these guys eat the wet dinner I serve up.  Since the fiber capsules were pretty old, I went online and found them for sale on Amazon. I ordered a bottle. Since I'm a Prime Member, it took two days to get here (got here on Tuesday, a day for bowels!).  

I empty three capsules in their food (two cans of Friskies with a can of water mixed in to a thick gruel type consistency) and they're eating it. It's been about a week since they've been getting it and Mystie, who's stool was soft, seems to be doing better, she's hitting the litterbox instead of outside of it. I checked this morning in the litterbox where Opie usually goes and there was some pretty runny stool in it, but it did have some formed clumps, which is way better than what it had been. Pete's is still pretty runny (and smelly). Jackie goes on the plastic rugs that are in front of the litterboxes in the garage to catch litter, usually pretty splatty, but I noticed this morning that the splat wasn't as bad (if it is indeed Jackie's poo). 

I'm hoping a steady diet of this stuff will help out all of the cats. 

Vetasyl for diarrhea? But it says for constipation. I need this for my cats.

Posted by BSC @ Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 9:50:45 PM

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Fiber helps with both diarrhea and constipation. It has a regulating effect.

So far, it seems to be helping. I should probably use more than I do, but I just wanted to see if there was a positive reaction and it looks like there is.

Posted by lisaviolet @ Sunday, November 02, 2014 - 3:09:42 PM

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