New Cat Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory Bowel Disease is a serious condition, however if controlled with proper medication, supplements and diet, your kitty cat will live a normal and joyful life. Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD is an inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract and the most common cause of chronic vomiting and diarrhea in our feline friends. It affects many cats, regardless of their age, breed or sex. Inflammation of the cats GI tract can have many different causes like food allergies, stress or bacterial infections. To start a treatment for IBD first you have to successfully diagnose it correctly. After a positive diagnosis, your cat can start with the treatment. The first thing you can do is change your cat’s diet. Cats with IBD are usually treated with a raw food diet as they respond so well to it. Cats digest raw meat easier, it provokes the excretion of more digestive enzymes and it contains a high-quality protein which restores the balance of good bacteria within the cat’s body. Cats with IBD often need potassium and vitamin B supplements so their intestines could absorb food properly. Cats with IBD are more likely to develop other medical problems, however if the disease is being controlled properly and you carefully monitor your cat’s health, most likely your feline friend will live a long and happy life.