Words like "Flagyle, worming, and Albon" are bandied about among breeders like it's the latest weather. But what if you have tried it all, and none of it has worked?
Are you supposed to suffer with a cat that has a drippy booty?
No, there are two products that I have found that work when all else fails. I think that products that work, are worth talking about. The first one is a product called Diar- eze.
You can find Diar-Eze here: http://www.allergicpet.com/products/diarrhea_formula.html
If Diar-eze works so well, why would I even talk about another product? As well as Diar-Eze works, it doesn't actually cure the problem if it is not IBS or something similar. What if it's something else? How can you tell? I think that IBS is sometimes mis-diagnosed, sometimes I think it's parasites that haven't been found in a fecal float. We all get our cats and kittens checked for parasites, it's part of the initial vet exam, and the final vet exam. Some times parasites just don't show up. So, what to do?
If the vet has suspicions, even if nothing has shown up in a fecal float, he or she may try the previously mentioned Flagyl or Albon. If those things don't work, I have another solution! It's a natural remedy called Kochi Free.
As I have said before, some products are worth talking about...these are two of them.
I use these two as a final remedy. I usually try using pumpkin puree first. (no Libby's pumpkin pie filling with the yummy spices ~ the spices are not friendly to kitty tummies) only plain old, no frills prumpkin puree.
One final thought, if your kitty is having tummy troubles, there are several good foods to try. The trick to another food is this ~ don't give up! Your cat has to eat it for at least 6 weeks. I know that most people have heard about the slow integration bit, that lasts for about 2 weeks, those two weeks do not count in the 6 weeks total. The six weeks starts when you are fully feeding the new food. If you are seeing even a small improvement within the 6 weeks, keep going.
Every cat is different, some cats do great on one thing, while others do great on another. I like three different foods,
Purina gentle, Purina Pro Plan Focus sensitive skin and stomach (they offer lamb and rice and Herring -the fish- and rice) and finally Royal Canin Gastrointestinal High Energy for cats. (it has to be High Energy ~ even if your cat isn't)
Okay, that's all ~ this has been a public service announcement!