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Stool Incontinence-Cat

15 y.o. cat with IBD and past pancreatitis. He has had stool incontinence for about a year. The frequency has become daily, even in his own bed. His vet prescribed 5 mg of prednisolone daily which seemed to help with loose stools and incontinence at first. But the drug's negative effects forced us to reduce to 2.5 mg once his symptoms stabilised.

He takes a variety of homeopathic remedies as needed. Daily, after his pred, he gets 1 pill of Cortisone 30c after his pred. drug dose. If his IBD flares up, he gets what fits his symptoms (podophyllum, nat mur, iris versicolor, lycopodium, etc).

Hoping for your recommendations for a remedy(s) that may provide relief for his stool incontinence. He cries before passing it, and sometimes he has to strain; sometimes it comes out without effort at all. He rarely makes it to the litter box during the night and early morning. Daytime, he seems to have a bit more control.

By the way, I've read that back issues like arthritis can cause incontinence. (His back bones crack sometimes when I pick him up.)

Thank you in advance for any help!
  sozo on 2018-04-16

This is an internet forum. Posts are not from medical professionals.
I have a few questions before suggesting any remedies.

Color of the stools?

Consistency ? Is it very loose?

Smell of the stools?

Tui 3 days ago

Thank you in advance for your help.

Color: medium to dark brown
Consistency: Often small, soft, or semi-formed, with drops of liquid at the end of the stool. He seems to go between incontinent to slight constipation, to squirting stools loose like yogurt (especially in early morning). Sometimes he cries loudly before passing. (Clearly anxious and eager to be let outside early!)
Odor: strong!

He appears uncomfortable before passing a stool suddenly, contorts his body sometimes. And, cannot make it to the litter box. Sometimes, loud gas is passed prior to stool. Or he does make it to the box but just passes gas or nothing at all.

It's painful to watch, and is very difficult to manage/clean, as you can imagine.

Blessings to you.

sozo 3 days ago

For stool incontinence and IBD;

Aloe socotrina 6c twice daily until improvement.

Mercurius corrosivus 30c, twice a day for 5 days and see if there any changes.

Also, you may consider giving him/her later a bowel nosode Bacillus dysenteriae (Bach) 200c, just 1-2 dose and see if you see any changes in a few months.

I would also suggest Arnica 200c, once dose weekly to assist circulation in older cats / dogs/ also good for people.

Some changes in a cat's bones due to old age go largely undetected unless you take them to take x-ray so it is a good idea to give Calcarea fluorica 6x daily for several weeks to support the bones.

Tui 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your advice, Tui. I'm looking forward to trying these remedies!

Will try to report back in the next month with progress notes.


sozo 2 days ago

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