recently adopted two kittens runny stool

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I just adopted two kittens from an organization that first placed the kittens in temporary foster homes. The 3-month old male has had diarrhea and semi-solid stool for 6 days now. He also involuntarily drips watery fecal matter from his anus, especially when he sleeps. And he often drips as he is running to the litter box. He was dewormed completely and was tested for a bacterial infection that came back negative for all common intestinal bacteria. The vet did prescribe Metronitazole, and he has taken it for 3 days without improvement. It has been suggested that I give the cat yogurt, but I was afraid of worsening the runnyness of the stool. I also read from your answers that eliminating glutens and giving a food with the proper proteins and carbs may help. I am currently feeding the cats Purina Kitten Chow. Should I try the yogurt? What special food should I give the cat? Could this just be a reaction to changing his diet? If so, when will the problem end. I spoke with the foster parents, and the other kittens from his litter are experiencing similar problems and all bacterial tests came back negative for them, as well. HELP!

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Asked on May 26, 2015 6:26 pm
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Certainly any time you change diets in animals you run the risk of causing diarrhea for a few days. For this reason, whenever we change foods we mix the old and new food together to gradually transition to the new diet. The yogurt may help to establish the normal bowel balance. Make sure it is plain yogurt.

We will also use plain meat baby food as a bland diet to improve stool in young kittens. Then we mix cat food with the baby food to transition to regular food. We do use food with bison and brown rice. These unique sources of protein and carbohydrate help eliminate food allergies. The metronidazole should help and I would give this as prescribed. As long as the kitten continues to eat and drink I would expect the stool to improve within two weeks.

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Posted by Dr. Gaylord Brown
Answered on May 26, 2015 6:27 pm
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