Hi, this is Doctor H and I'd be happy to assist you. Is George considered underweight by any standards? Any history of loose stool?
When was the bout of campylobacter?
But he still has soft stools.
Do your cats go outside at all?
And I take it they're all tested for FeLV/FIV (feline leukemia and kitty aids)?
Honestly I think that the loose stool and the voracious appetite indicate intestinal parasitism.
I would recommend serial fecal analysis to rule out the most common intestinal parasites and deworming with a broad-spectrum medication.
In the meantime consider oral metronidazole and a prescription diet.
I doubt it. It would be prudent to rule out medical causes first.
The other thing is that Campylobacter doesn't typically happen by itself. It's typically caused by a primary disease.
I mean it's all well and good that he went on the erythromycin but I'm not sure if it addressed the underlying cause.
I would talk to your vet about additional diagnostics to include serial fecal samples +/- an intestinal PCR test to check for the 'abnormal' intestinal contagions.
But based on the history and signalment with the loose stool I would be highly suspicious of an intestinal parasite.
Hopefully you can get to the bottom of it and return him to a normal feeding schedule :)
Strongid is good for your run of the mill parasites and treats two of the most common parasites they may come across (roundworms and hookworms).
However, the parasitic repertoire afforded by an outdoor environment is much more extensive. Additionally, felines that have those parasites require at least two treatments.
Right, tapeworms is treated with a single administration of praziquantal or epsiprantel
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