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Raw Feeding / Izzi and Her Aunties
« Last post by ThreeStep on Today at 09:08:15 AM »
SO came across some convincing information and wants to add raw to their diet.

Izzi - is dead set on her wet with a sprinkle of kibbles.
Aunties - are on wet and poached chicken seeral times per week

TwoStep - RIP - until her last two weeks she refused anything but chopped liver/chicken and an occasional sip of half and half (now I am afloat again ant she has been gone for almost ten years!)

How do I start? He suggested chopping liver. Fine with me. Someone else suggested chicken thigh bones with some meat on it. .... I am a bit at loss and our local vets are as useful as ... .
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Supplements / Re: Animal Biome Fecal Matter Transplant pills aka Poop Pills
« Last post by Middle Child on September 25, 2018, 04:18:07 PM »
This was not a vet recommendation.  It was recommended to me by the IBD group, to restore her gut after the antibiotics. I have been following many IBD group members' use of this treatment for a couple of years.  Some report great improvements. The vet had mentioned trying a different probiotic.  Jennie isn't on any probiotic at the moment because what I had been giving her seemed to make things worse.

So when she mentioned different probiotic I asked the vet about AnimalBiome FMT and the vet said she had "heard of it".  I asked that she look into it more and give me her opinion.  I have not heard anything else about it from the vet.

I purchased the pills directly from the website.

Jennie has had 3 pills 36 hours apart.  She did have one poop, after the first dose that was partial blood (the firm part) and then a mushy part that was blood free.  After her 2nd dose she actually went 24 hours without passing any stool at all. But now she is back to multiple times a day, and the single stool she is passing are now mushy instead of formed.

I have been advised on the AnimalBiome site to back up, wait 2-3 days then start again, keeping the pills 2 days apart.
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Supplements / Re: Animal Biome Fecal Matter Transplant pills aka Poop Pills
« Last post by Lola on September 24, 2018, 09:20:10 PM »
From the website:

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Fecal Microbiota Transplant Capsules:

Gut Health Microbiome Supplement, for Cats

The KittyBiome Gut Restoration Supplement is a science-backed fecal microbiota transplant capsule used to help restore gut health and relieve digestive, skin, and immune system symptoms.

More powerful than current probiotics and prescription diets, AnimalBiome Microbiome Supplements are sourced directly from healthy cat microbes, are easy to administer, and offer a gentle alternative to help balance your cat’s digestive system. 

Contains 50 oral capsules for microbiome enrichment (taken twice per day for 25 days). Our small capsules (size 4) work well for most cats. 

Was this your idea or vet recommended?  Did you get your "supply" from the vet, or order on your own?
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Raw Feeding / Re: Jennie developing an intolerance to beef?
« Last post by Middle Child on September 24, 2018, 04:40:47 PM »
When I got home for lunch Jennie was just finishing up in the litter box with a pee and a poop.  This was one of those, that I am beginning to think of as post poop pill poops, it was mushier than usual, but I didn't see any sign of blood.  Not obvious blood any way. That would have been 6 1/2 hours after the poop pill.
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Raw Feeding / Re: Jennie developing an intolerance to beef?
« Last post by Middle Child on September 24, 2018, 05:12:41 AM »
https://www.animalbiome.com/products/kittybiome-feline-gut-microbiome-restoration-supplement

I have started Jennie on the poop pills. I am starting very slow, 1 capsule every 36 hours at first.  She had her first pill Friday morning. When I came home for lunch tehre was a poop from her as usual (still going 2-3 or more times a day) Part of it was her usual formed but soft bit with blood.  The other part was much softer but NO BLOOD. I felt was welling of hope.

Her next pill was Saturday night and she seemed to have a tummy ache for a few hours after.  Sunday morning she had her usual bloody poop, and then antoher episode of just a bit of blood pushed out.

Then she went 24 hours!! with no poop.  Even when she peed, no poop.  I didn't see if she tried (the irritation makes her feel like she has to go so is always trying to push more poop out)

So she's had 2 pills and is due another this morning.  This morning, 24 hours after her last poop she had a small formed poop, but FIRM, not soft.  Still bloody.

By the way, I did ask the vet about the FMT process.  She "didn't think it was appropriate for Jennie". I suggested she look more into it before giving me her opinion.

It's too early to know of course, this may just be a slight variation, as Jennie has had them before.

EDIT  An hour later another small poop, mushy, but less blood.
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Supplements / Animal Biome Fecal Matter Transplant pills aka Poop Pills
« Last post by Middle Child on September 24, 2018, 05:11:07 AM »
https://www.animalbiome.com/products/kittybiome-feline-gut-microbiome-restoration-supplement

I have started Jennie on the poop pills. I am starting very slow, 1 capsule every 36 hours at first.  She had her first pill Friday morning. When I came home for lunch tehre was a poop from her as usual (still going 2-3 or more times a day) Part of it was her usual formed but soft bit with blood.  The other part was much softer but NO BLOOD. I felt a welling of hope.

Her next pill was Saturday night and she seemed to have a tummy ache for a few hours after.  Sunday morning she had her usual bloody poop, and then another episode of just a bit of blood pushed out.

Then she went 24 hours!! with no poop.  Even when she peed, no poop.  I didn't see if she tried (the irritation makes her feel like she has to go so is always trying to push more poop out)

So she's had 2 pills and is due another this morning.  This morning, 24 hours after her last poop she had a small formed poop, but FIRM, not soft.  Still bloody.

I will be copying this to Jennie's other thread as well.

EDIT  An hour later another small poop, mushy, but less blood.
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Cat Chatter / Re: What The Cat(s) Did Today...
« Last post by ThreeStep on September 22, 2018, 10:22:55 AM »
Enjoy
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Funnies / The Voice
« Last post by Lola on September 21, 2018, 11:57:21 PM »
I played this slot machine just for you, DeeDee. 
The jackpot is what I COULD win.  I didn't.
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In The News / CWA Sues Facebook for Gender Discrimination on Job Ads
« Last post by Lola on September 21, 2018, 11:52:56 PM »
Never a dull moment concerning Facebook.   Silly7


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September 20, 2018
CWA, the ACLU, and Outten & Golden LLP filed charges this week with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against Facebook and 10 other employers for unlawfully discriminating on the basis of gender by targeting their job ads on Facebook to male Facebook users only – excluding all women and non-binary users from receiving the ads. Targeting job ads by sex is unlawful under federal, state, and local civil rights laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

"Our members have been on the frontlines ensuring that women have opportunities to apply to and be hired for any job they're qualified to do," said CWA Secretary-Treasurer Sara Steffens. "Despite the progress we have made, stereotypes and biases clearly still influence corporate hiring strategies. Shame on these employers for targeting ads based on gender, and shame on Facebook for facilitating this practice."
https://www.cwa-union.org/news/cwa-sues-facebook-for-gender-discrimination-on-job-ads
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Raw Feeding / Re: Jennie developing an intolerance to beef?
« Last post by Pookie on September 21, 2018, 10:03:54 PM »
I know you keep this thread going for your own notes.  BUT.... I am reading.  HeadButt

What Lola said.  :)  GoodVibes

 fingerscrossed that all goes well with the poop pills!  GoodVibes GoodVibes
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