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Published on: September 14, 2022 • By: bchurchill · In Forum: Cats
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bchurchill
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September 14, 2022 at 02:38am
I have a 6 month old kitten that needs a FHO and she has20220826_15494820220831_093244 spretty bad diarrhea but they said it's from stress and pain what else can I do to get it under control she going on my kids beds, my bed, the floor, the litter box and she's long haired so it's getting all over her tail and hind leg hair...I did shave her hair down some but it didn't help...I'm getting very frustrated plz help
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Liz Buchanan BVSc MRCVS
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September 14, 2022 at 07:33am
Hello - who said that it was from stress and pain and were they meaning to give you a diagnosis  or was it a suggestion?  Stress and pain can result in diarrhoea but in general, to come to this conclusion, one would have to rule out bacterial causes, Viral causes, tumours, internal medicical causes (liver disease, pancreatitis, worms, etc) and this would take a lot of investigation. Good questions for your vet include:  what is causing the diarrhoea?  Is it bad enough that it needs to be treated in order to prevent fluid loss (eg fluids)?  Would it be a good idea to try to investigate the diarrhoea to any extent before performing major orthopaedic surgery - as it would be heartbreaking to put a kitten through the surgery and then find out that the diarrhoea represents a life changing complication?  It is possible that the vet has thought all this through in the scenario and that talking the case through with you could help to put your mind at rest.
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Liz Buchanan BVSc MRCVS
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September 14, 2022 at 07:37am
It follows on logically that if a cat is in pain bad enough to cause diarrhoea, they might be put on some kind of pain relief in order to help.
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Liz Buchanan BVSc MRCVS
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September 18, 2022 at 03:20pm
Having looked at the radiograph. I can see why your vet would have concluded that your cat may well be in pain.  Did they make a good response to pain relief?
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