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What’s the Best Diet for IBD Cats?

2021-11-25  PetsCareTip

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). 

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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

By PetsCareTip.Com


2021-11-25  PetsCareTip