Re: New to the list
- Hi---we have a cat with IBD as well as HCM, so I have some idea what
you are going through in the way of meds. Have you read anything
about or tried a balanced raw diet? Peaseblossom's IBD is finally
under control---with no meds---on a raw diet with some supplements.
If a raw diet is not practical for you, you could also consider
canned food with no grains or vegetables. The best places I have
found for info on both the raw and appropriate canned foods are:
www.catinfo.org and www.catnutrition.org. Pease was on Flagyl and
pred for months, really years, according to her medical history, and
neither cured any of her problems. Only changing her diet did. If
you no longer have to worry about IBD, you could at least cut the
meds you have to give... If you want more specific info about the
regimen that finally cured the worst of Pease's IBD symptoms, please
let me know.
Have you read all the info on this site about supplements for heart
cats? If not, I strongly urge you to check it out. CoQ10 and L-
carnitine as well as extra taurine and omega-3 oils have made a huge
difference to Pease, esp. the CoQ10. Lisa Clarizia posted a masterly
summary of the best supplements a few months ago that I feel sure
saved Pease's life.
Best of luck to you both.
Susan and Peaseblossom