Re: [FH] Re: response to questions :)
- Dear Helen,
I was just reading Robbie's history on the FH group (and wondering of Yahoo
had screwed up again, since I didn't see any original post). I hope the IBD
group can help poor Robbie, what an incredibly sad history, but I'm so glad
he is now with you and obviously well loved and tended to.
Good luck to you both,
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, January 03, 2003 10:13 PM
Subject: [FH] Re: response to questions :)
> Oh crickey - I feel such a muppet!! I was supposed to post this to
> the Feline IBD group, not Feline Heart group. I am SO sorry!!
> Helen M
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Helen <helen.miles@v...>"
> <helen.miles@v...> wrote:
> > Name, Age and Gender of cat
> > Robbie - he's a 7 year old ginger tabby (although he prefers to be
> > called a red tabby ;-) )
> > What symptoms are being exhibited? How often do they take place?
> > Robbie has intermitent vommiting and diarrhea. It is stress
> > so it happenes when he get worried or panicky
> > Has the cat been vaccinated annually? Yes, he has as he has a UK
> > passport
> > Did the first symptoms of IBD appear soon after the cat had
> > vaccinations? No.
> > Was your cat ever vaccinated while it was sick - and this includes
> > while the cat has had IBD symptoms? No.
> > Do you feel any one incident caused your cat's IBD? Robbie had an
> > horrendous abuse history before he came into my care (he was thrown
> > out of a 2nd floor window with a brick around his neck - and that
> > just ONE of the things that happened!!) - he was badly beaten, and
> > was semi-feral when he arrived. My UK vet feels the IBD was
> > by this.
> > What type of food are you using? Specify kibble, canned, semi-
> > or
> > home
> > made.
> > In the UK we used Royal Canin sensitive formula and Classic Cat
> > canned (cereal, additive, colouring and flavouring free) which
> > REALLY well, and in the USA we use mostly Nutro supreme cuts
> > fresh cooked white fish and chicken, and Nutro natural choice
> > (about 1/4 of daily intake)
> > If homemade, is it raw or cooked, and do you include grains? Cooked
> > Did your cat have surgery or any type of diagnostic procedure to
> > confirm the
> > diagnosis of IBD? What kind? What were the results?
> > My UK vet believes in a softly-softly approach, so we fiddled about
> > with diet for a couple of months and reduced stress levels before
> > going for an intestinal biopsy. The softly-softly approach worked,
> > and he didn't need surgery (yet).
> > Are medications being taken (this includes traditional medicine,
> > homeopathic
> > remedies, herbs, Chinese medicine, digestive enzymes etc.)? Please
> > give the
> > dosages as well as the types.
> > Robbie was on periactin for a while, and also prednisalone, but is
> > currently not on any medication.
> > Has your cat lost or gained weight since being diagnosed? At the
> > height of being ill, Robbie lost 1 1/2lbs and he weighed 6.8lbs. he
> > currently weighs 8.1lbs and looks great (and is symptom free)!
> > Does your cat have any other ailments or illnesses? No
> > Has your cat been tested for felv, fiv or any other kind of
> > If so,
> > what were the results?
> > Tested for FIV and FeLV - negative
> > Does your cat live indoors, outdoors, or a combination of the two?
> > Indoors
> > Do you have any other concerns about your cat's health that you'd
> > like
> > to share?
> > He suffers stress, and he then gets terribly worried which causes
> > projectile vommiting and diarrhea. he is a short haired cat, who is
> > groomed every day, but still suffers major hairball problems. <sigh>
> > Helen M
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