The following is an excerpt from petscaretip.com’s FurKeeps Kickoff Live Facebook Q&A.
QUESTION: What’s the best way to treat feline IBD?
ANSWER: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is very common in cats. The source may be related to a food allergy.
Hypoallergenic diets are the mainstay (duck, venison, rabbit or a product such as Z/D where the proteins are cut so the cats cannot be allergic).
Also, make sure the cat is thoroughly dewormed as I recently referred a rescue kitty for endoscopy and they found IBD and roundworms in the stomach.
Therapy for your cat also involves adding essential fatty acids, possibly steroids or other immunomodulating drugs.
- Dr. Grant Gugisberg, D.V.M.
- Parkview Cat Clinic