Today I was a bit behind the times and realized that when it was almost time for pictures I still needed to give Davout his medicine for diarrhea. The dosage is a big fingerfull of stuff about the smell and consistency of peanut butter.
He doesn’t hate it, but doesn’t cooperate in opening his mouth much and today it was hard getting it all in. There was more on the lips for him to clean off…and it was picture time.
Rhea is pretty nonplussed about this medicine, since I take Davout into the bathroom to administer it and she is poking at the doorframe before we get done. She tends to watch him for a while afterwards trying to understand what is going on.
The other treatment, a probiotic powder called Fortiflora goes in the food. The complication there is that Davout doesn’t eat from the bowl when it goes down right away, and the other cats sometimes sneak in and get some of it while he waits.
So the four changes – medicine, probiotics, different wet food and now different dry kitten food are all in place for a few days. While he isn’t normal, there is improvement to the situation. It is firmer, and there isn’t those signs of bleeding. So while that is good, I still don’t know what the real cause was.
See Rhea keeping an eye on him from behind? She snuck in from the back.
Concerned Kitten is Watching Out For You