17 July, 2010 at 4:24 am #38763
I need everyones ideas and opinions…My oldest cat Abby keeps pooping green and it stinks really bad we have tried changing the cat food many times but its not helping much… The green poop is really stinky! When I go to change the litter I have to bring a bottle of air freshener with me other wise I feel like I wanna throw up! I want this to stop I don’t like it that we go through bottles of air freshener! We took her to the vet they don’t know whats wrong with her…and sometimes my dad just feels like whe should put her down and I don’t want that to happen especially if it can go away… I could really use some opinions.
-Amanda17 July, 2010 at 6:27 am #575473
NORMAL STOOL AND URINE
Letâ€™s summarize and say: Poop should be brown and formed. Urine should be yellow.
Guide to the Rainbow of Poop
and Urine Colors (The Scoop on Poop):
* Bloody – Actual red blood seen in stool. Could indicate panleukepenia. Grossly abnormal, must be seen ASAP.
* Mucous – yellowish/white/clear slimy substance. Indicates severe bowel irritation. Grossly abnormal and needs immediate care.
* Black – True dark black color to stool. Usually indicates bleeding high in the bowel. Severe sign, needs immediate attention.
* Brown – Normal color. Be happy!
* Orange – Usually indicates way too much bile in stool, can occur with reflux.Seek medical advice.
* Yellow – Almost always indicates bacterial imbalance in the bowel. If has diarrhea also, usually related to coccidia. Seek medical advice.
* White – Grossly abnormal color, usually indicates, severe bacterial imbalance and severe infection in the bowel. Kitten at risk of dying, needs medical attention, ASAP.17 July, 2010 at 6:44 am #575474
If you change her food again,change it slowly adding a little of the new to the old to have a better transition. I don’t know how old your cat is but I feed my kitties who are over seven Authority Senior cat food. They like it and absorb it well. It might help but I’m not sure it will go away,maybe try a new litter with baking soda because putting her to sleep for that would be just cruel.17 July, 2010 at 6:46 am #575475
libby has diaries is that bad
if it is wat can i do17 July, 2010 at 7:29 am #575476
Yes, it is, Ashash because she can get dehydrated very quickly and that’s dangerous for little kittens. If it lasts longer than a day or two, or before that if she stops eating and drinking, then she needs to go to the vet. Try to get her to eat wet cat food (not dry food) and drink lots of water. If she stops being an active, lively kitty, also take her to the vet.
There is a test you or your mum can do to test if she’s dehydrated, it’s called the ‘tent’ test. Pick up a pinch of the loose skin at the back of her neck and let it go. If it snaps back down immediately, she if getting enough fluids. If it takes a second or two to go back down, or it it stays up in a ‘tent’ shape, then she needs to drink pedialyte (or gatorade if you don’t have pedialyte, or home-made electrolytes) and to go to the vet asap.
Has she changed food recently? It could also be a sign that she has a parasite which she needs treatment for.17 July, 2010 at 7:33 am #575477
This site shows you how to make home-made electrolytes:
Amanda, has the vet tested for parasites, like Coccidia?17 July, 2010 at 7:40 am #575478
ok thanks17 July, 2010 at 7:42 am #575479
we have her eating both wet and dry and she likes to sneak and get our big cats food so that might be the prob.17 July, 2010 at 1:24 pm #575480
Amanda, green feces are sometimes a symptom of giardia (which your other cats can get from the infected cat, and may possibly pass to humans i.e. you). Has your vet tested for giardia? It’s a parasite and it causes green, smelly poop and it needs to be treated by a vet. It’s diagnosed by a stool (feces) sample and, as I said, it can be passed to your other cats so your vet needs to rule it out.
â€¢Giardia symptoms in cats include: greasy, soft, light-colored feces; feces covered in mucus; loose green feces or green diarrhea; flatulence or excess gas; upset stomach, nausea and abdominal tenderness; bloody diarrhea; loss of appetite; and a lack of energy.
Read more: Giardia Symptoms in Cats | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5142135_giardia-symptoms-cats.html#ixzz0twhhEYc9
Dehydration is also a problem in cats with giardia. Make sure your cat is drinking plenty of water and if she’s not, you may need to force-feed her with pedialyte or gatorade.17 July, 2010 at 7:31 pm #575481
Jcat… no she hasn’t but I will try to take her in to get tested for it. Thanks every one this really helps a lot!
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