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The kitty cat poo report

Yeah yeah, I'll cut for mild kitty TMI but most of y'all get the trials and tribulations with kitties

After only using the box a little bit in the early morning, JuneBug didn't poo at all after that yesterday. This morning she seemed to be a bit uncomfortable - a bit of in and out of the box and mewing - but then finally settled on a box and while it wasn't a 100% turnaround, some of it was formed, others not but it was also considerably less stinky which is excellent since she'd been gracing us with some seriously toxic-fumed stuff. Here's hoping we continue with positive progress.

Also, got a call from the vet and as I kind of expected, aside from some slightly higher triglicerides (likely from having breakfast a few hours before), her blood tests were normal. Of course, because we French ladies can't ever have anything easy to diagnose or get rid of. The vet mentioned that if the B-12 doesn't straighten things out in a week, then we'll probably have to go with oral meds that are going to be a nightmare for both of us because evidenly I can't just put it in the food since it's bitter. However if I have to go that route, our student worker who also works for a vet calls shenanigans since she says her practice has a fish-flavored version of it which cats are cool with. Either way unless I can stumble on a dietary solution (going to try goat milk probiotic which I've read good things about), then even if the B-12 works, she'd have to get regular injections. I wonder if they have an epi-pen type version of that...


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Mar. 21st, 2017 04:57 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a positive start.

If you have to go the daily pill route, you want to look into Greenie's Pill Pockets. (Available from PetSmart, Amazon, probably the vet...) I've even gotten Moon to voluntarily take pills with them. You just stick the pill into the pocket of the treat, then mold it around the pill so it doesn't fall out, adding another if the pill is large. Apparently they taste so good that the pill doesn't matter. You may have to give JonJon an empty one to keep him from getting jealous.
Mar. 21st, 2017 05:00 pm (UTC)
I'd thought that would be the best option - hopefully it's a pill and not a liquid since that is a total pain in the butt. I had to dose the boy with oral antibiotics and we always ended up with more on his fur and me than in his darned mouth.

I have plenty of treat options for the boy - he can't do any greenies anymore since he sucks them down and then barfs. That boy...
Mar. 21st, 2017 10:10 pm (UTC)
Keeping my fingers crossed, lovie! Sounds like there is good progress, though!

Mar. 23rd, 2017 06:36 am (UTC)
Kitty TMI, I was always doing a Giz Pee Report as we checked how much water he drank and the size of the pee clumps in the litter boxes. It is a reliable way to check their health issues isn't it?

Hope JuneBug has some relief and less stinky poops. As distressful as it is being human and having it, I can't imagine how a cat feels about the digestive woes.
Mar. 23rd, 2017 01:39 pm (UTC)
I have to keep an eye on JonJon since he's had UTIs in the past when he's been stressed. I'm hoping I can persuade my buddy Emily to kittysit when I'm in San Antonio for a conference next month. I'm quite the litterbox stalker. LOL

Thanks. The shot hasn't been all that effective as of yet so I've also ordered some items (goat milk probiotic and another supplement that both get HIGH grades for helping kitty poo issues) which I hope come tomorrow.
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