Poor Hazel had a bad case of diarrhea. Really bad. (Reminded me of my last colonoscopy prep. Can you relate?)
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Poor Kate had to clean and clean and clean. For two days! Hazel doesn’t have accidents so we knew she was sick.
We threw out one carpet. There is only so much cleaning you can do. We considered moving.
She has this problem periodically. She has GI issues (like her owner). My vet doesn’t recommend rice for cats or diet changes. She says it makes it worse.
Cats are true carnivores. Technically they are obligate carnivores meaning that they need meat to get their nutrients. Vegetables and grains don’t work for them.
Hazel was relieved to hear there won’t be any rice (or tofu) in her diet. She is not an Asian cat. Give her a good Friskies burger any day! Barbecue! Fourth of July! Baseball! Truly an American cat!
They recommended something specifically for diarrhea and it seems to work.
There is nothing worse than an ill pet. Cats hide their illnesses. By the time you realize something is wrong, they are sicker. Hazel is the worst. She will spend a week under a bed rather than get a medication to feel better.
Mollie, in a solidarity of sorts, started pooping hair poops. If you don’t know, those are the ones that have Velcro on them so they stick to butt fur. Yes, it’s a hoot chasing a cat with a bouncing poop ball on the backside! Argh!
The good thing about multiple pets is that when one is sick and you are in pits, another will brighten your day. Morgan was wonderful. She didn’t break anything, hide anything or pee over the side of the litter box.
It just doesn’t get any better than that! All the cats wish you a bright and poop-free New Year.