Since we took Oliver in he has been gaining weight and acting totally fine and playful. Fur is shiny and he's a social thing, eyes are clear as are his ears, nose, anus etc...
But when he jumps off the window sill in the bathroom he jumps on the toilet first (lids down) and then goes on. We have been noticing little specks of blood on the toilet as a result of his coming down. I checked his nails and paws for any injuries or split nails, I checked his nose (bc we once had an outdoor/indoor cat who sneezed blood) and everyhting on the outside seems great.
Then today I began to look into worms. He is kind of frequently laying down to lick and clean around his bum (which when I looked at it didn't have dried feces on it). His poop is a lighter color than I'm used to seeing in the cat's I've lived with but I cannot see any visible signs of worms.
Should I order diatomaceous earth food grade? I was looking into it and even if he doesn't have worms (which I'm thinking he does) then it would be a good colon cleanser and pro-active thing to give him.
If I order the diatomaceous earth, how do I feed a powder to a cat?!? He seems impossible to hold down.
He came from an outside/inside life from some bum who, although he had him neutered, obviously didn't have him de-wormed. Whatever he ate outside could have contributed to this now.
Anyway, could you give me thoughts and suggestions? I was going to have him to the vet early in the new year (with new student loan) for a general checkup. Holistic methods shouldn't hurt him until then