* added a few minutes after my post: sorry i see that you researched the recall! It took me over 30 minutes to write this!
You really should call your vet back and if they cant give you a knowledgable answer, you should consider seeing another vet. He may need fluids pumped into him. Diarrhea can be deadly, especially if they have it for a few days! Make sure you haven't fed him anything that would have been included in the recall. Many treats and dry and wet foods were included in that. You should be able to google it. I hope your furry friend is ok. Remember that feeding him too many different things may worsen the problem. Did you switch food recently? If so this may be why he has diarrhea.
The following is VERY long but important. Feel free to print this up and take it to your vet.
A few things to look at in your home:
Plants: make sure you know what plants, if any, you have in your house and find out if they are toxic to cats. Surprisingly, even pet stores sell a lot of plants that can harm your pet. Look at your plants. If you see holes or missing pieces, chances are your cat ate it. If you dont know what your plants are, take a leaf of each one into your vet, or a nursery, maybe they can help.
Here is a big list of plants, flowers and trees that could be causing this problem. These usually arent harmful unless your pet eats them: Amaryllis, Asparagus fern, Azalea, bird of paradise, creeping charlie, crown of thorns, elephant ears, glocal ivy, heart ivy, ivy, jerusalem cherry, needlepoint ivy, pot mum, ripple ivy, spider mum, sprangeri fern, umbrella plant, poinsettia, lilies, delphinium, daffodils, castor bean, indian turni, fox glove, skunk cabbage, poke weed, bittersweet woody, ground cherry, larkspur, indian tobacco, wisteria, soap berry, chrysanthemum, creeping fig, weeping fig, arrowhead vine, boston ivy, caladium, dumbcane, emerald duke, heart leaf, jack in the pulpit, majesty, malanga, marble queen, mother in law plant (snake plant), neththyis, parlor ivy, pothos or devils lily, peacy lily, red princess, saddle leaf and split leaf (philodendron), azaleas, horse chestnut, buckeye, rain tree, monkey pod, american yew, western yew, english holly, privet, mock orange, apricot, almond, peach cherry, wild cherry, japanese plum, balsam pear, black locust, english yew, rhubarb, spinach, sunburned potatoes, loco weed, lupine, dologeton, buttercup, nightshade, poison hemlock, pig weed, water hemlock, mushrooms, moonseed, may apple, dutchmans breeches, angels trumpet, jasmine, matrimony vine, marijuanna (duh!), morning glory, nutmeg, periwinkle, peyote, loco weed, china berry, coriaria, moonweed, nux vomica, water hemlock
Sorry, I know that is long!
Diet: Does your cat free feed? If so eating too much can cause diarrhea. Put him on a diet (Read the back of your food bag for amounts). Do you feed your cat human food? If so, stop! Is he eating strings, carpet or parts of toys? Are there any cleaning liquids or anything else he could be eating? Does he drink out of the toilet and do you use any fresheners in your toilet bowl? Or your cat may have allergies. If you switched to a new food, he could be allergic to something in it.
Emotional: Is your cat upset about anything new? this could cause diarrhea as well.
Diarrhea that lasts for more than 24 hours is considered very serious for cats.
If your cat has had a fever, vomiting AND diarrhea (even with a stool softener) there is a good chance that your cat has been poisoned somehow, whether it is from a plant, food recall, or a household chemical.
It sounds like you need to get your baby into the vet asap and try to figure out how to get him healthy again. They may want to put him on fluids and keep him for a few days. If you do not trust your vet, do see another one!
Poisonous plants: Cat Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook (highly recommended for ANYONE with a cat)
· 1 decade ago