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HELP!!!!!
I have a 1 yr old Siamese who will drop stools randomly around the house. I don't think he knows he's doing it. Sometimes you'll find him with his sphincter muscle pushed open and a stool poking out of there. Tapping him on the side of his butt so as to let him know he has a stool has no effect. I've ended up resorting to piking him up on his back and rubbing just to the side of his butt until the stool pops out. The vet says his stool samples are ok and he has no idea why the cat might be doing this.
My wife and I are getting to the point where we're losing our tempers with him. It's not good for the cat and not good for us. Any ideas?
 

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My first idea--go to another vet FAST!

That could be caused by any number of muscular or neurological problems, and your kitty needs more than a stool culture. Even thought it is rough, it isn't his fault.
 

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re siamese stool problem

Hi

I have 3 cats, 2 of which are siamese. The male, Hartley (7 yrs) also has this embarrasing problem. He gets consitpated and the stool gets stuck and just drops out randomly around the house. I think he constipation is due to hairballs and so I gave him Catalax (a laxitive) which he loves and would mug me for (as would his 2 sisters) Its made from parrafin oil and malt extract......trust me, cats love the stuff and lick it straight from the tube. I rescued the 2 siamese, so i don't know their history, but as soon as they saw the tube they were all over it like white on rice so I guess they have seen it before!!! Hope this helps. Try not to get mad as its not his fault. cats are clean by nature and I am sure he finds it just as distressing.

Julie
 

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Does the Catalax work then?

Took a new approach to the whole issue. The next time he had a pokey, I got the digital camera out, zoomed in and took a bunch of pictures. And then some more once he'd dropped the stool. Great images, the vet was very impressed :D Some of the shots (post pokey) showed what may be blood just inside his sphincter. Also the vet said his sphinter was swollen, like a baboons, and the blood and overall condition indicated some sort of colon inflammation. He gave the cat a cortizone shot and then some other tablets, to be given once a day. So far so good - in the last three days he's dropped one stool and had no pokeys!!! Hopefully this works! Otherwise the next step is to go to a specialist who'll check the cats colon with an endoscope........
 

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I'm glad you took the evidence to the vet. Like many of us do, he had made a quick decision, and the real problem would have gone undiagnosed. We had two members spend hundreds of dollars getting no help at all, until a more thorough vet found the problem. Unfortunately, one of the cats had HIV, and didn't live.
 
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