Hello, I recently brought my 10 year old male cat to the vet because of loose, slightly bloody stool. We ran bloodwork and everything was normal. The vet really thinks that it is hairballs that are causing the problem. He prescribed w/d science diet food to help give him formed stools. I also mix it with science diet hair ball formula and sometimes give him friskies hairball treats. Can eating this food actually make the cat "cleanse" the hairballs? The reason I ask is because in the last couple of weeks, since starting the food, he has thrown up some pretty good hairballs although some of them are small or I just find hair in the vomit. Is the food making the hair come up? Thank you! View Thread
Thank you Dr. Weighed. I took him to the vet this morning, and while it was very traumatic for my kitty and me , the dr. is confident that we are dealing with hairballs. Blood work was all good...I got a complete workup. My kitty was so upset he pooped on the counter and the vet said it had a lot of hair. He does not think it's cancer because he has not lost any weight. We are trying him on science diet w/d. Thanks again.View Thread
Thank you both very much. I am bringing him in the morning and am very nervous. I will ask them about bloodwork first. The reason he needs to be examined is because he has been hacin loose stools with a little bit of red blood in it.View Thread
Hi everyone, I am bringing my very uncooperative 10 year old cat to the vet Friday and, in order for the vet to examine him, he has to be sedated. It will be a shot that makes him sleepy and relaxed. Has anyone had any success with this. I'm nervous about this. Thanks!View Thread
Thank you for your response. Was your kitty having loose poop or did it make her vomit? Now I am certainly wondering if its the pro-plan. If cutting out the friskies does not work, I will see if changing to Royal canin helps. View Thread
Hi everyone, My 10 year old male cat has frequent loose bowels that contains small amounts of blood. He has always had a sensitive stomach...noticed when I would change his food up to a cheaper brand. I understand that there is a wide variety of causes for this. I usually alternate b/w feeding them wet pro-plan urinary tract formula and friskies wet "selects." I am thinking of stopping the friskies all together and striclty feeding them pro-plan. I don't know how willing I am to put him through a bunch of tests because he is a very difficult cat to take to the doctor. He literally flips out at the first touch by the vet. He is having no other symptoms of a problem. He is not loosing weight, acts normal, good appetite, and no tenderness to the touch. Any thoughts? Thank you so much.View Thread
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