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« on: December 08, 2011, 02:11:19 PM »

Yesterday someone (with 4 cats I didn't yet know who) did a real "don't-breathe-stinky" in the box. Today I smelled it again, checked Bugaboo and she had a little bit on her rear. Tongue
Checked the box, there was a somewhat loose poop. She's had no antibiotics. She still plays and has her usual catitude. Her appetite is ok (actually shes cried &begged for extra food the past couple of days) -my first suspect is that it's the food itself.
I did open a can of pumpkin this afternoon and gave her a couple of spoons worth...she likes it.

 I am taking a page from Iowahawkeye's Santi thread and switching off that shreddy chicken/gravy canned food for awhile. If that doesn't do it, I will then secondly suspect that the Instinct flavors with liver in them may just be too rich for her right now. These are the only two types she may have had too much of lately. Of course as luck has it I stocked up.

I will post date/batch information if elimination of a food does the trick..just in case.

Cats systems are SO delicate, even while they are tearing around the house like a herd of elephants!
 
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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2011, 02:35:16 PM »

Oh dear.  Why is it that when you buy a case of something, they either decide they hate it now, or it makes someone sick?

Hoping that just the food switch will clear up the problem for Bugaboo.
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2011, 02:52:45 PM »

I bought 2 cases of weruva last month....and naturally a certain kitty will now not eat it.   Undecided  fortunately, bisi and beau don't care yet.

I hope Bugaboo feels better soon.
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2011, 03:16:57 PM »

Thanks. I have the...other... brand with tapioca starch like Santi had... Weruva uses a different starch - potato. 
Lovely, the box stinker just struck again... Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2011, 04:32:47 PM »

Can you mix some probiotics into Bugaboo's food ? Why is it that they never have a problem with a food until you have cases of it !
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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2011, 05:19:33 PM »

I do have probiotics for them - hope she will eat food spiked with the powder. The siamese princess is hungry, quirky, yet still fussy.
  
She was a little restless this afternoon - tonight after supper though I got them all playing real good, Bug included. Now she's napping peacefully but my nerves are already long gone.

I swear too they know exactly when we stock up on something.
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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2011, 08:43:35 PM »

Guh.  I hope Bugaboo will feel better soon.  Stinky poos aren't fun for anybody involved.   Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2011, 12:03:52 AM »

Oh dear, I hope you can figure out whats going on with Bugaboo and that she gets better in the next day or so.  Do you think she could have gotten into anything?  Your description about their systems being so sensitive but yet they run around like a herd of elephants...its just spot on. 
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« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2011, 09:13:21 AM »

DH confessed that last weekend he thought Bugaboo was going after yard dirt that he tracked in.
AAARRGGG  I don't know if she did or not, but do know she is a "pica" cat.

Since the ground has not yet frozen to kill organisms, there are who knows what creepy germs in it. The probiotics which also are involved in a healthy immune system, hopefully will fignt any bad bacteria if she did get any of the dirt in her system.  I still will not feed that chicken stuff in case it's that and not dirt. No stinkies found since early yesterday morning. Hopefully all is ok, now, but I'm still nervous.

 Of course Miss Princess Siamese is the only cat I have ever known that will NOT let herself be watched actually going in the box. We can only tell that she did diarrhea by observing her leaving a smelly room and the bits of "evidence" on her backside.  Tongue

Meanwhile I will continue the  probiotic, pumpkin, and discontinuing the chicken-gravy food.
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« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2011, 12:45:28 PM »

Oh I hope dietary changes and the pumpkin and probiotics continue to work...the stinkies are so very rough on everyone...healing thoughts going out for little Bugaboo.
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« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2011, 03:52:23 PM »

I hope the poo problem has gone and doesnt come back!
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« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2011, 04:15:22 PM »

Thanks everyone... I wonder if the girls having been hungry ferals as kittens have lingering effects.... Funny though that Smokey will usually happily gobble up whatever is put in front of her, yet Bugaboo with the pica (paper, dirt, blueberry muffins, etc) will stick her nose up at many cat foods and wait for me to give in and open a can of HER liking. Her appetite is ok, she just has very peculiar tastes. At least she really likes plain pumpkin. Please no more dirt, Bugaboo dear.
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« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2011, 04:25:19 PM »

I'm certainly glad to hear that you found a "probable cause", and hope that the probiotics will fend off any nasty organisms.  Siamese are one of the top breeds for pica behavior, so I guess Bugaboo is just living out her ancestry.

I do also think that cats who experience severe food shortage at some point in their lives often have various kinds of eating issues, also.  At least, that has been my experience.
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« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2011, 05:28:14 PM »

I hope it was just the dirt ! Both of mine are either gobbling food like they won't eat again, or being super picky. Both former ferals too. Punkin still thinks beetles are a delicacy !
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« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2011, 11:15:59 PM »

I missed this post somehow, but hope that BugaPoo  Wink is getting back to normal.  How can something so bad come out of something so small? Grin
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