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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:13 pm 
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Hello!

Ive joined the forum yesterday have been reading various posts and learning more and more about this amazing cat. I have had my boy for just over a week now and after just a day of hiding and howling we have now become best friends.

Here is Coyu my three month old Spotted/rosetted Bengal


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:27 pm 
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He's a very handsome lad!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:24 pm 
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Skyblue wrote:
He's a very handsome lad!


Thanks :smile: He is a a great little character.

Unfortunately since his arrival he's had some tummy issues (blood in his normal poop, which has turned into more loose poop although with less blood) :sad: which doesn't seem to be clearing up so we're off to the vet tomorrow to hopefully have it resolved.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:54 pm 
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Welcome to our forum and congratulations on your gorgeous Coyu. It is not unusual for a new kitty to have some digestive issues as they attempt to settle in to being away from mom and siblings. You are wise to take him to the vet, but I suggest you also have Coyu tested for Tritrichomonas foetus. Your normal lab tests do not test for this and TF can be common with new kittens. It's highly transmittable in catteries. Know that this isn't pleasant for Coyu either and this needs to be taken care of ASAP. Happy he is settling in. He will lead you on great adventures.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:32 pm 
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Sherry wrote:
Welcome to our forum and congratulations on your gorgeous Coyu. It is not unusual for a new kitty to have some digestive issues as they attempt to settle in to being away from mom and siblings. You are wise to take him to the vet, but I suggest you also have Coyu tested for Tritrichomonas foetus. Your normal lab tests do not test for this and TF can be common with new kittens. It's highly transmittable in catteries. Know that this isn't pleasant for Coyu either and this needs to be taken care of ASAP. Happy he is settling in. He will lead you on great adventures.


We visited the vet today, and came home with Royal Canin Gastro Intestinal pouches, Pro-bind and sample pots for me to collect poop over the next three days (to be sent of only if the issue continues). Shortly after returning home our moggie had a pooh that matches Coyu's! :cry:

I contacted the vet and explained the situation to be told to carry on with the pouches and pro-bind and to go collect more so I can treat both cats.

So even though it clearly isn't a simple tummy upset I have to wait another 3 days+ before I find out anymore! :confused:

I will ask about the TF testing, thank you for suggesting that.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:36 pm 
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Digestive parasites are highly contagious especially if both cats use the same litter box. And if this should be TF (and I suggested that test due to the blood you mentioned), then there is ONE drug only that can treat it and it is so hard to get rid of due to the cross contamination that can continue on for weeks with both cats. One member here had to have her cats boarded at the vet and separated for two weeks to get it treated. I'm not saying that is what your kitties have ... but it's obviously a parasite of some sort. Most are easily treatable with medication and are cured in just 10 days or so. The key is the keep the litter box squeaky clean -- and because you have at least two cats, you need multiple litter boxes. Both cats need to be treated as the parasite will continue to come back to the other cat. {{{HUGS}}} to you as I know this is not an easy process.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:29 pm 
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Sherry wrote:
Digestive parasites are highly contagious especially if both cats use the same litter box. And if this should be TF (and I suggested that test due to the blood you mentioned), then there is ONE drug only that can treat it and it is so hard to get rid of due to the cross contamination that can continue on for weeks with both cats. One member here had to have her cats boarded at the vet and separated for two weeks to get it treated. I'm not saying that is what your kitties have ... but it's obviously a parasite of some sort. Most are easily treatable with medication and are cured in just 10 days or so. The key is the keep the litter box squeaky clean -- and because you have at least two cats, you need multiple litter boxes. Both cats need to be treated as the parasite will continue to come back to the other cat. {{{HUGS}}} to you as I know this is not an easy process.



Im waiting on the last pooh from Coyu so I can drop them into the vet. I hoped the vet would have given me a course of antibiotics to try. Instead I have to wait until next week for the samples to be tested.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:56 pm 
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I know when we adopt our fur babies, we think they will be healthy and settle in quickly. Unfortunately, many end up with a health issue which is not the way to start out. We adopted a tabby back in 1986 that started with an upper respiratory infection. She insisted on sleeping and sneezing next to my husband and kept us up all night long. But, she was with us for many, many years and we survived all the issues. You will as well.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:44 am 
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So cute! Enjoy him!


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