- Dec 11, 2008
Tons of dust for your sweet boy! I hope he is feeling better soon!
thing2of2|1312592977|2985162 said:Thank you so much for the dust and good wishes. It really does make me feel better to know you all are sending him your good thoughts and dust! We made an appointment for him on Tuesday for the ultrasound so hopefully that will turn up something fixable.
Tonight he ate about 3/4 of a small jar of baby food and a fair amount of baked chicken breast I made for him. I didn't want to give him too much but he was definitely interested in more when I stopped giving it to him. (And my other two are loving Charles' special treatment because of course I have to give them the chicken, too!)
Yssie-how terrifying your kitty got sick like that for no reason! I so wish animals could talk and tell us what's wrong!
Matata|1312908481|2987257 said:I'm relieved it isn't anything dire but IBD is a chronic condition that can become life threatening very fast. My 17 yr old kitty was diagnosed with it 3 years ago. She takes prednisolone every other day to control the condition. Diet is an important factor in IBD because food allergens are implicated in the condition.
If you're feeding a dry diet, you really should change to canned. If you're already feeding canned, be sure it doesn't contain corn or wheat or any such by-products and has adequate protein without unnecessary fillers (veggies & such).
I switched Maggie to a raw diet along with a high quality canned (Instinctive Choice from Life's Abundance). Here's a link to the canned -- she has done great on this food. Nothing else I tried alleviated her chronic constipation/diarrhea. http://www.lifesabundance.com/Pets/PetsHome.aspx?realname=&cat=0&hdr=&Ath=False
Best wishes to you & kitty as you learn to live with this condition.