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Diarrhoea

Xenaph

Savannah Super Cat
Hi,

My kittens 14 weeks old have diarrhoea. The vet did an diagnostic the diarrhoea and all is good (no parasite).

Is it possible it is my raw beef or something else doing this ?

Another question, is it possible to a human to be allergic to the Kitten? My girlfriend have some trouble to breath and have an urticaria...

I hope it not the kitten, when we saw him 3 times before to buy him she never did anything like this.
 
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WitchyWoman

Admin
Staff member
Some people have allergies to cats. There are pills she can take to help. There is also a series of inoculations she can take for a year that supposedly "cures" the allergy.

Are you feeding a balanced diet? Meat, bones, organs? If not, that could be the problem. Also, the cat could be allergic to beef. Beef and chicken are reported to be the 2 highest sources of allergies for cats. You should be feeding a variety of proteins -- chicken, rabbit, quail along with bones & organ meats and a vitamin supplement such as Mazuri.
 

Xenaph

Savannah Super Cat
I feed him with the diet vet purina feed and i also give 50-75g of horse beef by day.

We can give chicken with bones? it not dangerous ?

Mazuri, do you have a link?

My girlfriend have another cat, and never she had allergy. So is it possible to have allegy specific to savannah and not to another domestic cat ?
 

WitchyWoman

Admin
Staff member
I would give serious consideration to taking him off the purina and feeding a varied meat diet and maybe some whole prey (quail, rats, mice, guinea pigs). Raw chicken with bones is ok to feed. Never feed cooked chicken bones.

To ensure a balanced diet -- the meat/bone/organ meat ratio should be this during the course of a week:
  • 80–85% meat (besides boneless muscle meat, this can and should also include things like fat, skin, sinew, tendons, cartilage and any other soft connective tissue etc.)
  • 10% edible bone
  • 5-10% organs (with half that amount being liver)
Use this Mazuri supplement if you feed raw meat and bones http://www.mazuri.com/tabstemplate-2-1.aspx

Use this Mazuri supplement if you feed just raw meat http://www.mazuri.com/MazuriCarnivoreSupplementforSlabMeat.aspx

It's possible that your girlfriend is allergic to a specific protein in Savannah saliva but I'm not a doctor so it's just a guess.
 

Brigitte Cowell

Moderator
Staff member
What "diagnostic" did the vet do? Was it "in house" so something like a fecal float and/or a Giardia snap test? Or did he send away a sample for PCR testing? This could make the difference between assuming it is a food allergy and missing an infectious cause.

And yes, your girlfriend could be allergic. She might also just find kittens harder than cats, I have heard some say that kitten fur is very different. You could try bathing the cats to see if that helps her...but as Deborah says, there are antihistamines that can help. I am allergic to cats (and dogs and horses and rabbits...) and take Singulair (an allergy and asthma medication) that works wonders for me.
 

Patti

Admin
Staff member
Checking for parasites is only going to tell you that the kitten has no parasites, it will tell you nothing about other infections such as tritrichimonas, clostridium, or other disease that could cause diarrhea. Only by running a diarrhea PCR panel can you know for sure. Did it just start or has it been going on since you've had the kitten? If infection is completely ruled out then you might want to start limiting ingredients in his food as it's possible he has an allergy to something you're feeding him.

As for allergies, yes it's very possible for humans to have cat allergies, and over the years I have heard of some people being more allergic (and others being less allergic) to Savannahs than other cats. Your girlfriend should try an over the counter allergy medicine to see if it helps. If it's really bad then a visit to the allergist may be in order.
 

Patti

Admin
Staff member
Definitely bathing the kitten as Brigitte has suggested may decrease the allergens, particularly if your girlfriend is allergic to the kitten dander. If it is the saliva she is allergic to a bath will only work until the kitten licks/cleans itself again...
 

Xenaph

Savannah Super Cat
I will go to her appartment and bring the cat with me. I'm away at this moment for school. I will give him à bath and expose her to savannah in another home. She cant take médication because it will defeat something else she take. Tonight, hand and feet are bigger 3x (allergic)

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Yesterday she take à sample et bring to vet. I dont know what test the vet did. The sample smell very high.

Today, he is right now to vêt. I will have more information later.
 
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