My cat is having diarrhea and sometimes with red gel in it. He was on Purina One Sensitive System dry and Friskies wet when he started having diarrhea. He is 11 years old. The vet put him on Hills Prescription C/D and that did not help. He has been given Amoxitabs 50 mg, Flagyl 1/4 tablet of 250 mg, Prednisone 5 mg, Probios microbial and fecal test for worms. He got worse on the antibiatics.
I changed his food to Natural Balance Green pea and duck dry and wet. In a week he was better. But then he would not eat the dry. So I changed him to Core Wellness dry and left him on the Natural Balance wet and he was okay for a while. Then the diarhea (diarrhea) came back. So I put him back on the Natural Balance dry and he was still having the diarrhea and losing weight because he does not like the dry. I have put him back on the Core Wellness wet and dry this last week and he is still having diarrhea.
I am thinking if there is something in the food he is allergic to that might be the problem. Is there a fecal test that would show if he is allergy to any ingredient in his food?
Both the Natural Balance and Core Wellness is grain free. Thanks
Your case is definitely extremely similar to mine. My cat was also on Flgyl and prednisone, with the only difference that the meds seemed to help. What is the diagnosis? Is it IBD? Sounds like chronic inflamation (inflammation) of the rectum. Talk to the vet about Hills z/d. This is what I feed my cat and so far I have not seen any diarrhea although the stool is loose. Some vets prescribe r/d, which is also a hypoallergenic food.
Natural Balance has always been my number one choice to talk about in terms of good commercial food. It is the only one I trust, and look, it seemed to have helped when not even the prescription food couldn't do that. So, talk to the vet about this food. With food allergies, the best treatment is for the cat to stay on a hypoallergenic food. If one doesn't work, there are others. Keep trying until you find the one for your cat. Hills r/d you can find at Petsmart, but talk to the vet about it. Many cat owners have found that Hills R/D works.
I would like to know what has been done to your kitty. Usually, biopsy and endoscopy is the best choice to decide what the cat has and what the treatment should be. If your cat has what I think he has, then I encourage you to google IBD in cats so you see for yourself what his situation is and how you can control it. Don't try any more commercial foods because those irritate your cat's digestive system. How can you know? Your cat's diarrhea persists. Cats with food allergies must stay away from commercial foods at all times. Consider commercial foods as your number one enemy right now. Please let me know how it goes. Food allergies in cats is more common than you think, and the main cause is DIET. Commercial brands aren't good for our pets, and you'll find many vets telling you this.
So, talk to your vet, do your own research mainly on IBD (which is after all, food allergy) and for the kitty's sake, don't feed him commercial foods. Purina, Friskies and even Science Diet are all very bad for a cat who suffers from food allergies.
Please come back with an update. I know how tiring and frustrating this can be. I wish you and your pet the best of luck, and I hope you'll find the perfect diet for him.
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