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I am sorry to hear about Echo bothering Bailey in this way. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.Does he just mount him, get on top of him, or is he acting as if he is trying to copulate (pelvic thrusts, penis out)?
I assume both cats are neutered.The first thing I would do is to look for some physical problem with Echo. In addition to a complete physical examination, I would check his anal glands, and do a urinalysis.Does anyone in the house use a topical hormone ointment?
I am very sorry but I can't make calls for the website. That offer did not come from me.Sometimes hormone ointments are prescribed for people for "low T" and menopause. When these ointments are used in people, they sometimes get on their pets and cause hormone increases.
If no one in the house is on a prescription hormone ointment, then I would start with a check of his anal glands, and a urinalysis. If he has infected or impacted anal glands, or a UTI (urinary tract infection), that can cause inflammation that can lead to this kind of behavior.
Both cats are neutered, correct?
There may be prescription drugs such as Prozac that may stop this unwanted behavior, but I would first rule out UTI, anal gland problems, etc.
This pooping problem may be related to his mounting behavior. He may have inflammatory bowel disease (an Xray won't show this).
It could be. I would try to find and treat the cause of the diarrhea and see if it helps with the other problem. This might mean a course of antibiotics, a diet change, steroids to reduce inflammation in his intestines, B12 injections.
If he is allergic to chicken, that might be the problem. If he has inflammatory bowel disease, a diet change may not help; he would need prescription medication.There are just so many things that cause cats to have diarrhea, and the treatment is different depending on the cause. I would start with things like examining a stool sample microscopically, considering an abdominal ultrasound, doing blood tests to check liver and pancreas function.
A diet change does not always help with diarrhea/colitis. He may need prescription medication.
You are welcome! Please let me know how he is doing.