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Comments On - Can I Give My Kitten Pepto-Bismol?

Beau    Woodward, OK

1/9/2015 4:31:02 PM

Makwe sure you know what your talking about before you spout off the top of your head. A few years ago people got worked up about apple seeds containing arsenic. yes it contains arsenic a poisonous metal but it is also conected to an other molecule that makes it inert. A big scare could have been avoided if people got their facts straight first. Just because Bismuth subsalicylate has the word salicylate in it does not mean there the same chemically. I see alot of no-name people spouting off, but Vet's say its safe, I'll go with the vet's!!!

CatChannelEditor    Irvine, CA

6/11/2012 8:25:24 AM

These are good comments, and merit a follow up by our cat vet expert. I will send them along to him and see if he can answer your questions.

Bdth Vokoun    Grand Junction, CO

6/10/2012 9:11:23 PM

I am disappointed that there was no resolution, except not to give Pepto. The vet costs 42.oo a visit. I think my cat has diarrhea because my Maine Coon has developed constipation. Change of food. My vet recommended W/D for the constipated cat, which did no good without the lactulose etc. My diarrhea cat has eaten the so called "fiber" food and got diarrhea. Now everyone tells me that W/D is full of corn, no protein etc. I do not know who to believe, and I am now concerned about my vet whom I spent 700.oo for hydration, enemas and overnite stays before he was put on the meds. I suspect they put him on W/D for their own gain. But I don't know. I have 4 cats and a dog, and feel like I can't trust vets at all. Nor can I the retailers that push certain foods. I also read that Purina was the lowest rated food, compared to Halo, Blue Buffalo and numerous others.
Is there an answer?

Kelly    Henderson, NV

9/23/2011 12:30:52 AM

Why would my vet told me to give my 3 month old kitten pepto-bismol to help with his loose stools if it was harmful? It's a very small amount he told me to give my cat, but, after reading this(and other info on the net) I am really scared for my kitten.

Abby    Miami, FL

7/10/2011 4:34:50 PM

My local veterinarian perscribed me Kaopectate for my 2 8-month old kittens. Why would she perscribe Kaopectate if it isn't safe for my kittens?

Karli    Cincinnati, OH

9/14/2009 10:04:35 AM

I used to use this as a bottle feeder...back in 2001 I I see the formula changed! I will no use this as last resort-will use baby food banannas only to firm up stool until I can see a vet.

Linda    Mandeville, LA

8/27/2009 9:09:02 PM

Oh my, I am so glad I read this article cause I have always been under the impression that kaopectate was safe for a cat. Thankfully I only used it once and it was when he was real young and that probably was in 2002. I will never even dream of doing that again! Thank you for this article.

Mary    sIDNEY, KY

8/11/2009 10:20:50 AM

I found a cat, it is not full grown, but he has a problem. He has feces running out of him even when he is just standing there. He is very thin. I have been feeding him 2 times a day. Is there anything I can give him to help him with this problem? My husband won`t let me take him to a vet.

Kathy    Wahiawa, HI

8/6/2009 12:42:06 PM

Yes this is so true about medicines these days. You do not know what's inside. What might be ok for humans not good for animals. Yes, years ago you possibly could do it. Not now. I take my house cats to my vet. The vet will take care of the root of the problem. It is safer for the animals.

Kim    Natrona Heights, PA

8/6/2009 7:53:48 AM

I had a problem with a kitty with the runs. My vet directed me to use kaopectate.

debby    oxford, NC

8/5/2009 12:04:00 PM

this is a good thing to know.

Angela    Bude, MS

8/5/2009 8:26:38 AM

Very good information. Once a vet told me to give my baby Kaopectate for her upset tummy. Thankfully my motherly instinct said not to. I just don't trust giving our babies any type of people medicine.

Cathy    Hubbard, OH

8/5/2009 7:01:14 AM

This is very good information. I once paid $90 to just get in the door of an emergency clinic and they sent my cat home and told me to give him Pepto-Bismol. Of course most of it went all over the bathroom. I am glad I read this article, as I will never give this to any of my cats again.


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