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Catman
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posted 09-02-2003 05:02 PM           Edit/Delete Message
I dont have a clue whats going on with him he seems 2 be sick from the way hes acting he has diherea and bloody stools he farts alot lately and when he does he groans the conditioning is worsening....i dunno im pretty clueless i havent takein him 2 the vet yet that is lot of money here i was hoping for some insight thank you for the help i really appreciate it

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Cat
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posted 09-03-2003 04:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cat     Edit/Delete Message
I don't know too much about it, but it sounds like Irritable Bowel Syndrome. My cat was disgnosed with it and that sounds an awful lot like the symptoms my vet asked me about my cat. Maybe someone else has some info here or research it on the internet.

Good luck!

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Jadie
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posted 09-04-2003 08:54 PM           Edit/Delete Message
Hi,

It sounds like your cat may possibly have worms. When I first got my kitten, he had ALOT of gas, he was farting all the time, and sometimes his butt stuck out like a cork, he also had blood in his stool. When I took him to the vet, he was diagnosed with roundworms, and they treated him for it and he's fine now. You should definitely take your cat to the vet, whatever the cost... talk to your local rescue place if you can't afford a vet, and see if maybe they can help, because your cat definitely needs treatment if he has blood in his stool, please don't let him suffer any longer, it could be a number of things. Good Luck.

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Joe
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posted 12-15-2003 11:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joe     Edit/Delete Message
I keep having the same problem with my cat with the diherea. While he has this problem, he really doesn't act too sick. He still plays like normal, purrs all the time, eats fine (very fussy as it is) and has the wet nose (might just sleep ABIT more). He has been getting it on and off now (2 times now) in the last 5 months. The diherea is very mucusy and has a very foul odor and he goes everywhere BUT in his litter box. The wierd thing is, is that is seems to happen everytime I return from a long period time away from him. Is it just a cowincidence?? The first time was in July after I was in Florida for a week. Lasted about 2 weeks after that, then it went away. The 2nd time was when I returned home from Cuba for a week (Dec 13/03). This most recent time I saw some blood in the stool (diherea). I have already spent more then $1100.00 CAN. on him and don't know how much more I can afford. Will this problem he is having now with the blood in the stool go away with time once again like it did before? Or should I bring him in again for another big vet bill? I am renting a 1 bedroom apartment right now and really can't afford this anymore. Can someone please give me some advise on this matter? Please! His name is Shorty and here are some pics of my buddy. http://f1.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/liquidmc3/album?.dir=/Shorty&.src=ph&store=&prodid=&.done=http%3a//f1.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/liquidmc3/

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Samsintentions
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posted 12-18-2003 11:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Samsintentions     Edit/Delete Message
When was he last wormed???

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Yasamini
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posted 02-10-2004 07:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Yasamini     Edit/Delete Message
I've taken both my cats to the vet with similar symptoms. One had horrible gas and the other diherea and bloody stool. They seem to think that it is irritable bowl syndrome (IBS) and ours can be treated with prescription food.

As for your cat's problems happening after you've been away: Our vet seems to think that the IBS is brought on by stress. You being gone on a trip could be a trigger. It might be worth checking out to see what the vet says. If the symptoms go away in a week or two, stress induced IBS might be the answer. But I'm not vet and give no diagnosis.

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maggie4
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posted 02-10-2004 09:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for maggie4     Edit/Delete Message
My himalayan had a similar problem when he was about a year old. He had frank blood in his stool, and it was mucousy (sorry to be gross).
He had been wormed. I took him to the vet - some don't charge too much for a visit. He recommended that we don't feed him any soft cat food or people food. He recommended purina one dry food. Not that I'm trying to promote a brand, but it worked. His problem cleared up and that was about 2 years ago. He acquired a taste for the dry food within a few weeks.
There may be other problems going on though, such as intestinal problems (worms), hemorrhage (has he been involved in any trauma), has he been eating anything funny such as string (which can wrap around his intestines), poisonous house-hold plants...Think of anything out of the ordinary. Does he go outside?

I would recommend calling around using the yellow pages, to find a vet that has a reasonable set fee for a check-up visit. Some are okay. Some will let you save money by just paying for meds and shots if you take them home and administer them yourself after an initial visit. You owe it to your cat to get him help though. He may have a simple problem that a vet can easily solve. If not, you can make a decision from there.
Best of luck.

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fleafly
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posted 02-11-2004 12:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fleafly     Edit/Delete Message
Yasamini:

What food did the vet put your cats on? One of mine has IBS, so I am curious.

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Joe
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posted 02-12-2004 11:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joe     Edit/Delete Message
My cat Shorty is back to the mucousy stools again! I don't understand it. I thought it might of been the stress of me going away but it started again yesterday and I haven't gone anywhere. It seems to come and go every 2-3 months or so. I don't understand it! Did the vet say that the canned wet food might be causing it? I feed him 1/3 can of wet a day. And dry food is always avaiable to him. Maybe I should get him off the wet food..? I just thought that since he looks like he is hurting when going to the bathroom (after he is done in the litter box, he runs around the room like a mad horse) I though that the wet food might help him get it out.

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