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Author Topic: The Scoop On Poop/Talkin' Stool  (Read 72193 times)
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« Reply #30 on: September 15, 2007, 08:34:00 AM »

Hi guys! Just want to report that there was no more blood in Kaffe's poop.  He did no.2 this morning and I was watching real closely.  He produced a copiuos amount (as cats do on commercial food) and was relieved to see that none was spotted with blood.  I'll keep him on the commercial for the rest of the day and put him back on his raw tomorrow and see what happens.  Maybe he ate something he shouldn't have.
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« Reply #31 on: September 15, 2007, 08:50:44 AM »

I'm so glad to hear Kaffe's poop was better today. Grin
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« Reply #32 on: September 15, 2007, 09:25:46 AM »

Maybe he was constipated, and popped a little blood vessel while he was straining. Happens to humans, so I'm not surprised if it happens to cats too. In any case, glad he's pooping better now!

Funny poop story for this thread: I've been keeping track of KD's bowel habits (among many other things) since she's been sick, and writing it down in a chart if she doesn't poop in 24 hours. Last night she hadn't pooped all day so I noted it. Not two minutes after I wrote it down, she sent me a big "wanna bet?" in the form of a big stinky poop deposited in the (now uncovered for better observation) litterbox. Needless to say, I crossed "no poop" off the chart.  Tongue
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kaffe
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« Reply #33 on: September 15, 2007, 09:44:01 AM »

OF:
Ain't that just like a cat?   Cheesy  Hope your kitty is recovering by leaps and bounds.  I follow the stories of several kitties here at Itchmo and pray for them - yours is one of them.
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Laurie
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« Reply #34 on: September 15, 2007, 10:15:54 AM »

   That is great Kaffe that her poo is back to normal! Fingers crossed that it does not occur again.
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« Reply #35 on: September 15, 2007, 01:57:33 PM »

Is this type of toilet humor thread?  Grin Actually, I don't keep a "log"  Grin but my babies consistently have good poop.  I went on a short vacation a few months back and had some friends baby sitting.  They decided my babies needed some biscuit treats and sure enough those darn Brand XXX biscuits set my babies off.

Now when I want to get away, I tell my sitters only feed this and that. I make a point to stress NOT to deviate from my feeding program.
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kaffe
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« Reply #36 on: September 15, 2007, 04:51:37 PM »

LoveMyLabs:

Good on ya!  Its important that we give detailed instructions to pet sitters about what to feed, what not to feed, how much to feed, etc... without deviations!

Thanks everyone for your well-wishes and prayers for good poop (does God really answer such prayers?  hee hee hee  Grin).  As it is, I put Kaffe back on his raw this afternoon becuase he was clamoring for it...
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« Reply #37 on: September 15, 2007, 05:59:04 PM »

Glad to hear that there is no more problem.

I am just a bit confused with copious amount which you attribute to commercial food, mine don't, they eat mostly commercial stuff with some raw occasionally as atreat when I find imported fresh enough (no meat from china, thank you!) and they usually produce textbook poop. I just wish Sophie would finally produce some even if it is not perfect consistency, but at least then I could relax a bit.
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kaffe
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« Reply #38 on: September 15, 2007, 06:46:00 PM »

Oh no... Sophie hasn't pooped yet?  How about following her around a bit and say, "poo-poo, Sophie... poo-poooo"  - that's what I do with Kaffe and when he feels harrassed enough, he goes to his litter box and drops a brick.  I like your description of the PERFECT POOP - "TEXTBOOK POOP"!!!
Oh, "copious amount" becuase Kaffe tends to have a lot more poop volume-wise whenever I give him commercial food as compared to when he has had raw food.  Of course, the better the quality commercial cat food, the less poop - I absoluely agree on that.  However, when I feed raw food as per the CatNutrition recipe, the cats produce two or three poops that are a little bigger than a kid's marble per squat.  Now, there's 3 or 4 ever since I added more veggie mix!  But when I used to feed Fancy Feast and Friskies - oh man!  The box absolutely stank and the poopies were huge! 

Plase let us know how Sophie is doing, K?  I'm praying that she'll finally poop out whatever it was she manged to eat of the tinfoil.  Are you sure she ate some?  If she did, I do hope it was a tiny tiny piece.
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« Reply #39 on: September 15, 2007, 07:33:05 PM »

Thanks, kaffe! She finally did it, didn't see any foil but important thing is that things are coming in and coming out and she is active, running around playing etc., so I guess she is OK. I don't know how big the piece was, I just got stuff out of the fridge, put it on the counter and turned around to get something else when I heard rustling sound and she already swallowed it whatever it was before i could see hwta it was or stop her. I guess must have been small otherwise she couldn;t have swallowed it so quickly.

And yes, I definitely agree on difference in poop when using Fancy Feast, especially the smell, eeewww!
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« Reply #40 on: September 16, 2007, 10:08:15 AM »

I've got a question for those with great poop wisdom.  My dogs have had giardia for months and we've had poop problems the entire time.  I've had both of them on Flagyl 3 different times and within a week after treatment we'd get soft poop again.  Took them to a specialist and they tested positive for giardia again!  The specialist put them on something called Tylan powder and their poop was beautiful.  Had them retested and the results came back clean.  In the past couple of weeks I've introduced a new food and now I've got one who's poop is on the way to being ucky again.  I'm trying to talk myself into thinking it's the new food but I'm worried she may have been reinfected with giardia or having it for so long has messed her little system up.  How long should it take her to get use to the new food?

I'm tired of looking at poop! however, the scoop on poop has cheered me up!
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« Reply #41 on: September 16, 2007, 07:30:21 PM »

Not two minutes after I wrote it down, she sent me a big "wanna bet?" in the form of a big stinky poop deposited in the (now uncovered for better observation) litterbox. Needless to say, I crossed "no poop" off the chart.  Tongue

In our house, kitty pooping is like winning the lottery...don't you just clap your hand and praise them and give them treats ... and kisses .. my new kittie is convinced her poops are very valuable: everytime we clean her litter box, she runs over intensely curious what we are doing, and as soon as we are done, she jumps in and tries her best to deliver some more.
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« Reply #42 on: September 16, 2007, 08:03:59 PM »

ChelsandPhoebs- It can take a week or 2 for some of them to get used to a new food. You should be seeing some improvement in the poop however.My 2 cats & 2 small dogs are pretty regular,no matter what. But I started giving the little cat cheese as a treat & oh boy ! The runs everywhere for a few days.The lab has always had an iffy stomach so he always reacts more than the others.Is there a new ingredient in the new food ? It might bother 1 & not the other.
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« Reply #43 on: September 17, 2007, 04:50:54 PM »

Lesliek - Thanks for the information.  My girls seemed to be doing okay while I was switching over to the new food and after about five days into the new food they started having problems.  Do you think I should give it more time?  I don't know if that is normal tummy problems caused by the food or if we need to go see the vet AGAIN and have them retested for giardia.  Right now I've got them on a prescription bland diet and am introducing Natural Balance veggie.  If that goes okay I'll try adding different type of protein and see what happens.  Bad poop and long haired dogs are not a good combination!
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kaffe
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« Reply #44 on: September 17, 2007, 05:54:56 PM »

What does it mean when there's a little mucus on the surface of a cat's poop?  I see this sometimes in my older cat's poop (maybe twice in as many years).  Poop is firm but not hard.  No other clinical signs or symptoms.  But what can the mucus mean?
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