I haven’t updated you on our poopy situation because I was so fed up that I didn’t want to talk about it. The lab results came eventually and revealed that they had oocysts in their poop. As far as I understood, this means that they have/had Apicomplexa, a parasite. Like Giardia this parasite doesn’t always cause symptoms, so they’ve most likely had it for a longer time. The vet assumes that the stress of moving to my place has triggered the outburst. This diagnosis also explains why the diarrhea actually stopped by itself, because cats can sometimes handle this parasite on their own.
The shelter warned me that it was extremely difficult to give these pills; they even recommended that I would return my girls for 2 weeks to the shelter! (more…)