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Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta, Veterinarian
Category: Vet
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Experience:  25 years of experience in large and small animal medicine.
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Ferral cat approx 9yrs, lost cannine tooth. Bites when we try

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Ferral cat approx 9yrs, lost cannine tooth. Bites when we try to capture him in order to take him to the vets. He is having problems with his toilets, very loose, very smelly and in general the cat has become a problem . He is eating alright, but he isn't going out as much we have had to give him a litter tray. Walking alright nothing seems broken.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 3 years ago.

Good Morning and welcome. I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.

Because of Scratches age, I wonder if he is suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease. If this is the case, there are a few things that you can do that may help his issues.

Purchase Probiotics at the pet store and give him a dose in his food every feeding. This will help digest the food that he is eating and may resolve this issue. I would also recommend that you change his food slowly over a 2 week period of time to one for a sensitive stomach such as Royal canin for cats with sensitive stomachs. this may help Scratch past this.

If this does not help, then your vet will have to prescribe medications for him.

Does that make sense to you?

Please let me know if you have ANY other questions. My goal is to give you 100% satisfaction and if you are not yet satisfied, please Reply so I can clarify for you

Sincerely, Dr. Loretta