Day 53 in the JJB Household – guts guts guts, what can you do?

So, I’m sad to say after a month and a very quick adjustment to his new home, Bruno has been a poorly Kitty for the last 11 days.

You wouldn’t be able to tell the way he is cosied up in his fave wool blanket right now.

Has anyone else had gut issues with their tripawd? We can’t help but think that his decreased mobility and lopsidedness has made his insides off balance too.

He doesn’t play much (he is five years old) and even the fabled laser pointer doesn’t get him bounding around.

Does this sound familiar to anyone out there? Desperate to find ways to improve things for him.

He suddenly stopped eating and was going to his litter tray, but nothing was happening. Three visits to the vets in three days, a deworming tablet (unnecessary), blood tests (okay for electrolytes and kidneys etc.), Zantac, and a colonic irrigation later, he was home with antibiotics for colonitis and lactulose to keep things moving.

Another 6 days on, a nightmare of feeding him meds, 2 phone calls to the vets and not much success, we go back to the vets.

Poor Bruno now gets a mini enema and more lactulose. Gets things moving, but he’s pretty much off his food despite giving him tuna and fresh cod. He’s interested, and takes a bit from our hand, but just won’t go for it. We don’t know if he’s empty or not pooing 😖

His hydration is OK thankfully as he’s drinking a little cat milk and from his fountain still. Back to vets on Sunday, but we really want to help get his zest back.

Has anyone had similar issues?

Lots of love and hope from J J and Bruno-Baby.