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Runny poo

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Galena Mon 22-Jun-15 12:29:59

We have 9 month old Maine Coons. Since they've been going outside one of them regularly gets hideous runny poo. Even worse since she has long hair down her legs. She is absolutely fine in herself, and I assume it is something she is either eating or drinking in the garden. The other doesn't get it, so I'm pretty sure it's not a bug.

Each episode lasts a few days, then she's ok again for a few days. She eats and drinks normally throughout.

Any ideas? Should I worry? Or should I just put up with it and hope she stops eating whatever it is soon?

Galena Mon 22-Jun-15 18:30:24


code Mon 22-Jun-15 19:59:29

Are you worming regularly? If it's a new thing I'd take a stool sample to the vet. Have you changed her food and has she always had a sensitive tum?

Galena Mon 22-Jun-15 21:22:29

Yes, worming.

Still on the same food they were weaned onto. This has only been happening since she's been going outside.

Often there is a long green strand of some plant (Don't think it's grass) in the poo just before it clears up again.

Bloody awkward beast!

code Mon 22-Jun-15 21:26:07

I'd get a stool analysis as its recurrent. if it's clear you can get a firming paste called protexin which works a treat for occasional runs. Or try slowly introducing a different diet- what do you feed them?

Galena Mon 22-Jun-15 21:34:50

Ok... will do so next time. They are on Royal Canin Maine Coon kitten food.

code Mon 22-Jun-15 21:40:26

Maybe keep her in for a week to see if it clears up- if it does you know it's something in the garden.

kathryng90 Mon 22-Jun-15 21:40:59

I have bengals who have sensitive tummies when I started letting mine out (very quiet lane surrounding fields) my neighbour loved them both so much she was feeding them 'treats'. The diarrhoea was awful. Gentle word with her and she now treats them with raw chicken and they are fine.

code Mon 22-Jun-15 21:44:40

Ooh yes they might be pinching other cats food or neighbours are feeding. You can get quick release collars saying don't feed me special diet or some such.

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