Re: [FH] Can atenolol and/or aspirin cause diarrhea?
- Hi Deb,
In a message dated 5/29/05 10:42:25 AM, debskats5@... writes:
<< Katy's had unformed stools, not really diarrhea, for quite awhile. >>
A leading contributing factor to abnormal stool quality is diet.
<< We switched her food a couple of years ago to Eukanuba Low Residue >>
This product contains a number of ingredients that can contribute to
inflammation of the bowel and loose stools, incl chicken by-product meal, corn meal,
corn grits, chicken, fish meal, dried egg product, and brewers dried yeast
(which are the primary product ingredients).
her stools improved, but over the last several months they've become
unformed again >>
One of the reasons that this happens is because changing from one brand of
food to another temporarily breaks the inflammatory reaction brought on in part
by constant exposure to "allergenic" ingredients. Once the gut becomes
constantly exposed to a new set of potentially allergenic ingredients again, the same
If the cat was having an adverse reaction to a previous diet, switching to a
product that also contains common allergens is not effective. The first step
is to minimize the risk of adverse reactions by feeding a high-quality,
low-carbohydrate, moisture-rich, low-allergen, meat-based diet; some cats can
tolerate common protein sources (eg turkey and chicken) and some need a "novel"
protein (eg duck, venison, or rabbit). Depending on the immune system, this may be
enough to help the gut return to a normal balance, incl normal water and
bacteria balance that is needed for good stool quality.
<< and last night I was in the basement when she used the
litter box and they're completely loose now, not formed at all. >>
It may be a good idea, for symptomatic relief, to give a small amt of
slippery elm bark (eg 50-100 mg/day as needed)...and also add a nondairy mixed
probiotic (eg Jarrow Pet-Dophilus or UAS Labs DDS) to help replenish beneficial
bacteria in the gut.
<< I did a Google search looking for side effects of atenolol and the
only thing I found was that atenolol could cause diarrhea in some
dogs, but no mention was made about diarrhea in cats. >>
Any individual can have an adverse reaction to any synthetic medication. //