cat - ibdHello! I have a 10 year old nutered cat that has had IBD symptoms for 3 years. The symptoms have gotten much worse in the past 5 months. He has 'potty-problems' from very loose stool, to explosive stool ... all very smelly.
We went to the vet and did blood work - all normal. Had an x-ray to check for tumors - all normal. Have switched from 'mainstream' dry cat food to high quality wet canned food (with and without grain ... can't see a difference). We are going to try raw frozen pre-packaged (with all the right vitamins) this week. I tried a bit of raw 4 months ago and all 4 cats looked at me as if I'd lost my ever-lovin' mind!
I'm now looking for more alternatives and would very much appreciate any suggestion, and replies to a couple of specific questions.
First, a product was described called Vital Liquid belfield dot com slash products5 dot html I called them and they recommend 1-2 teaspoons, twice a day. I'm wondering if
anyone else has used this product and if it helped their IBD kitty? Or, for
that matter, if anyone has heard anything negative about it.
Secondly, Thuja, a homeopathic remedy was recommened on a feline IBD newsgroup. I'm confused about the doseage though. This writer says that her doctor sent
her home with a one-time dose of 200c. However, when I called my local health
food store, they were shocked and said that for humans they carry 30c pills and
that 200c seemed more than excesive for a cat. This webpage
shirleys dash wellness dash cafe dot com slash ahealth3.htm recommends 2 pellets of 30c
once a week for three weeks. Again, much different than the 200c one time.
I can kind of see the one huge dose for cleaning out the system, but I would
like some input on again, if it helps and the dose.
I had an 18 year old cat that had breast cancer and was treated with thuja, and
she lived an extra 2 years over what the 'regular' vet said she would, so I
don't question the possibility of this medicine!
wadahoot on 2006-01-23
Most health food stores carry only 30C remedies. Most remedies are given in low doses for animals, except in specific cases.
It is always best to start with a 30C and if you see improvement and after some time, the 30C appears to need a little more push, go up to a one-time 200C dose and wait.
Thuja strips away the damage done by vaccinations and some even believe it opens the door to let other remedies work.
Your animals will look at you as if you have lost your mind when offering them raw food, because canned and dry foods are like candy to them. It is like offering a plate of veggies to a kid who snacks on chips and cookies.
I had a cat who picked at her food for two weeks, attempting to starve herself. I got the sighs, huffs, puffs, eyeball rolls, all her manipulative tricks and now she LOVES her raw food. For difficult animals you can go cold turkey like I did or you can cut their old food with the new food, until you end up weaning them off their old food.
Raw is best, and it is an absolute must for any animal with any bowel irritation or problems.
Please also pick up some canned goat's milk and give it to him as well for added immune boosters and protein. Wal_mart carries one by Meyenberg and so do health food stores. Or they can order it.
After the Thuja runs its course please feel free to post symptoms on this message board if you are interested in a constitutional remedy for him.
Some possible remedies are:
Nux Vomica-Chilly animals, prefer to be alone, tend to act hungover, stool with much urging, irritable animals who are thin and like to quarrel with others.
Merc Viv-Blood-tinged stools that smell horrible, animals tend to be irritable and are worse from being disciplined.
and so many more. Will need at some point to know what your animal likes, does not like, craves, and his behavior.
Namaste27 last decade
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