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Cat with Colitis
I have just rescued a cat with colitis. The condition is under control and I have promised (and I'lI keep my promise) to keep her on the special biscuit diet that she eats exclusively. She appears to like this; she certainly gobbles it up. However, I am a believer in a  BARF diet for my dogs and I don't give them cooked/ processed food. Ian Billinghurst talks sense, in my opinion. I try to avoid processed food for myself. Does anyone have experience of a cat with this condition which thrived on a non processed diet? Does colitis exist in cats in the wild? Feral cats?
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228686 tn?1211558307
Colitis is very common for all kinds of cats, feral or otherwise.

The problem is determining what's causing it. Persistent colitis can be a sign of serious mental health issues (stress, commonly) or physical illness (right up to FIV/FLV-Aids & Leukemia).

Before I get to complicated with diet, I have to ask; was the cause of the colitis determined? If it's food specific/allergy, than you would need a very specific diet. Generally a carb-high protein diet. home cooked is best (like chicken and rice, no additives) but is understandably difficult to do for a pet. There are cat foods that claim to be the equivalent, but I tend not to use them as they're pricey and it's cheaper to cook up a big batch of cheap chicken and rice and store it in the fridge. :)
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Thanks. I have the clinical details. Can I send them in an attachment? I'm not using you in lieu of visiting my own vet; I just need as much information as I can get. She's a very laid back cat and very friendly; I would guess the problem is dietary rather than stress. I'm not setting myself up as an expert but when I've come across kittens/ pups with digestive problems it's often been an unsuitable diet given when they were too young to cope with it. I don't mind spending time preparing food.
She is allowed a small amount of tuna once a week. I haven't tried her on it yet as I only got her last Saturday.
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Sure. I'm on myspace as pooka_sighting. I hope I can offer some help.
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I tried that (joined)and myspace didn't recognise it. Cat had some tuna and that went well. She's doing well but is so skinny. Not sure of the protocol here. Can I send you my e-mail address?
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Sure, go ahead and p-mail it to me. I'm going to have to try to figure this myspace thing out. Hmmm...

Okay, i think I worked it out. try this;

http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=241141645&blogID=358012197
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