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lin52
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« on: August 30, 2007, 02:49:17 PM »

A few people have recently started noticing bloody diarrhea and stool from their cats. WE DON'T KNOW THAT FOOD IS THE CAUSE. Friskies has been mentioned and possibly Fancy Feast. There is one report, which may be unrelated, that a dog who ate the cat's food died, but we do not know the cause. Don't want to start a panic here but do ask that people pay attention to their animals for this symptom.
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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2007, 02:55:48 PM »

Hi lin52 - would be helpful if you could include links so others can read what you are talking about.
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EricV
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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2007, 03:45:51 PM »

lin52,

I don't doubt you at all, but please direct us to where you've seen this. I don't remember posts concerning this.
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2007, 04:10:29 PM »

lin52

Please post links for your subjects, otherwise it becomes hearsay and should not be taken seriously.

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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2007, 03:13:39 AM »

The reports are recent but there are no articles about it. This information is from people I have found to be level headed. I gave it as a precautionary statement not to cause panic. It may not be the food, but we would sure like to know what it is. Some of the pets are strictly indoor and have never been around other animals so it is unlikely to be something they "caught".  From the MSNBC Pet board beginning at http://boards.msn.com/MSNBCboards/thread.aspx?threadid=232979&boardsparam=Page%3D2003
and continuing from there interspersed with other comments. 
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2007, 07:20:59 AM »

lin52

Thank you for your concern however the article mentions one case of a dog with bloody diarrhea that could be from anything.

We would like to see some actual facts on a subject before a panic is created.

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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2007, 11:41:26 AM »

Actually if you read tha pages carefully there is more than 1 case of cats with bloody stool. Sorry not to have a scientific paper to present to you  but this is in the nature of a heads up as I have stated from the start. Take it or leave it, I think it important enough to bring to Itchmo readers' attention just in case this is the beginning of a problem. I could not live with myself if I did not do so and it turned out to be the case. Again, we do not know it IS the food, we are saying be alert.
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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2007, 11:42:51 AM »

We appreciate the heads-up lin.
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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2007, 11:30:15 AM »

     Since we had not heard any more from lin52, I went back to the MSNBC board to see if there had been any resolution of the bloody stool problem.  Thought it would be good to know an ultimate outcome of the problem.  I don't use either of the foods mentioned, but I am sure some others do.  It seems that the original person who had the problem took her cats to the vet and the problem turned out to be that they had Giardinasis.  Another poster who had a problem reported it had stopped - didn't see a vet visit involved.  Here is a link to the page with the Giardinasis diagnosis.  So, it doesn't seem to be a food problem afterall.
                           http://boards.msn.com/MSNBCboards/thread.aspx?threadid=232979&boardsparam=Page%3D2019
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« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2007, 11:51:48 AM »

Mandycat,
Thanks for following up on this!
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