Aloha Dr! Thanks for your speedy reply.
My vet seemed to think that it was more likely the combination of mackerel and whiskers that gave him the diarrhea before. Is there more likelihood of him getting it again if we start feeding him the tuna recipe? Will have to wait till tomorrow to source a heath food shop or somewhere that will stock all those ingredients. Do you know the brand almo nature? We have a box of tuna jelly sachets of this in the house. Also Natures menu salmon and tuna. Are these better or the same as whiskers? Also do you know of any suppliments or anything else that will increase his appetite? And if my vets commonly are about to subscribe AZT? Were off on holiday for 5 days in a weeks time so are very worried about leaving him. We have friends staying over here so minimal upset to routeen but its the effort of trying to coax him with the 'safe' foods vs risking him getting diarrhea again and needing the vets/losing more weight while were away. What are your past experiences?
Hi again Michael,
Once again thank you. Are both mirtazapine and cyproheptadine steroids? I asked the vet here about giving him another steroid injection but he said it would be better to not give him too much and save it for if he took a turn for the worse. As far as I am aware so far he has had a colvasone anti infammatory inection visit April 8th (knew about gums disease only 1st trip), then Depo medrone anti-inlammatory visit 2 April 12th with take home prednicare 5mg twice daily tablets for a week (prescribed last mintue at end of session when pushed further and got the blood test) and then visit 3 he was gived the 'wonder injection' as the vet called it that was also a steroid and that lasted a week don't have the name of that one. That was the 14th May the last one as far as I'm aware. He stayed over night on a drip on the 21st May that was at the time he got the diarrhea. He was given two bags via the drip but the vet released him a day early as he managed to get him to eat a packet of the sensitive food by the am. Then he had those intestinal tablets with us at home (sorry don't know the name as it went direct to the pet insurance). The diarrhea lasted another 1/2 days after he was home and then cleared. Thats everything that has happened so far. Was thinking a new injection of some kind to increase his appetite and having the diarrhea tablets ready in the house on stand by would be the best course of action before we go away. What do you think?
Thank you Doctor I will ask about mirtazpine tomorrow and get some safety diarrhea tablets too.
I'm sure it was metronidazole he must have had the last time before as the vet said something similar that it was good for both things unlike the previous pink tablets that were more specialized to only the gums.I will continue to either take him in or ring/bug the vet every time there is any kind change at all.
I just tried a very little of the Almo Tuna while I was boiling some chicken and he gobbled it up. But then he had a reasonable amount of the chicken too. Always easier when its hot!
What brand/kind of shop brought packet or canned food do you normally recommended to cats with FIV or sensitive stomachs? I'm based in the UK if that makes any difference.
That's the dilemma, Anna. I'm not familiar with the commerical foods in the UK. I'm just happy when my FIV patient eats. I'd be more comfortable having you cook up one of those human-grade recipes for Spencer than feeding him an over the counter food. I have to leave my computer for an hour or so but I promise to reply when I return if need be.