Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Cat With IBD Improves in 1 Week Using Supplements

"Our 6 month old kitty Penelope had diarrhea from the time we got her. We tried numerous prescription diets with our vet and were told that Penelope would need to be on prednisone to control the diarrhea and vomiting  We scheduled a consultation with Susan Davis and followed her dietary recommendations as well as started using Soothing Digestive Formula, and Power Probiotic along with her recommended dietary changes. Within 1 week, Penelope started forming normal stools. It has now been 4 months and Penelope is feeling great and has so much more energy. Thank you!"

-The Johnson Family, Madison, Wisconsin
Basic Kit for Inflammatory Bowel Disease--For starters, try Power Probiotic + Soothing Digestive + Notatum + Pet Colostrum. These products are well tolerated by cats and dogs.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a diagnoses used for a variety of intestinal disorders found in dogs and cats. The disorders are characterized by an abnormal accumulation of inflammatory cells in the lining of the intestine. Signs that your pet may have IBD include chronic diarrhea, weight loss, vomiting, loss of appetite, nausea (licking of lips) and gurgling noises in the intestine. The vomit may contain bile and in cats it may contain hairballs. There may be mucus, blood and straining with bowel movements.

Dietary modification and supplements can be very helpful. One critical ingredient though is identifying the protein source(s) that your pet can tolerate. Improper digestion of protein can result in an allergic reaction and further inflammation. There is no "one" protein source that is considered hypoallergenic---that is why it is SO critical that you seek advice from a veterinary professional to help determine the best foods for your pet. Click here to schedule a personalized nutrition consultation. For many pets, a raw food diet in combination with cooked food may be helpful. Pets with IBD are very sensitive and immediately plunging into a raw food diet can further aggravate their condition. We only recommend that raw foods be slowly introduced AFTER much of the inflammation has resolved and only if the pet can tolerate it. Before starting a raw frozen diet, first introduce basic immune support supplements such as a multi-strain Probiotic and a gentle digestive enzyme such as Soothing Digestive Relief.
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