>>4371267>>bought their regular bag of dry kibble but it looked a little different than usual
did it smell like usual? any recalls issued for that food? anyone else posting about similar issues? changed the ingredients recently? look into stuff like that, it can help to check sometimes.
reasonably certain my vet would advise me to see how he does over the next few days and to bring him in if it's getting worse instead of better, or if it persists longer than a week, and to call back with any changes or questions in the meantime. oh and if, say, their schedule was packed and soonest available appt wouldn't be for three days or whatever, we'd book me one as a placeholder and then i'd call the day before to cancel if it wasn't needed. re: stool sample, not sure there. hasn't come up much. i'd just ask about it before hanging up.
what's your vet like? as in, how come you're asking the interbutts for advice instead of calling and asking your vet?
canned is always better than kibble so good job there. switching abruptly to a new food can be a coin toss whether your pet's gonna get the shits or not. hard to say whether the suspect dry food wouldn't have given both of them the shits if not for the probiotics but considering she wasn't nearly as badly affected and he's shown improvement after the 1 serving, seems like a good course of action to keep them both on it for long enough to transition to the new food. careful not to overdo it on the pumpkin, cats are obligate carnivores and need very little in the way of plant based nutrients.