Need IBD diet recommendations

Discussion in 'Sphynx Cat Health & Nutrition' started by The Earl Grey, Sep 15, 2018 at 11:41 PM.

  1. The Earl Grey

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    My sweet girl Gretchen has IBD. We confirmed with biopsies taken when I had her spayed. The vet started her on Prednisone and Metronidazole. I wanted to stray from prolonged steroid use and opted to look into her diet

    Years ago I came across a post on here recommending Evangers Dry Cat Food - Meat Medley or their canned rabbit. Both of these have worked fantastically for my girl for quite some time. It appears though that Evangers recently stopped the manufacturing of the dry food :[ First it stopped showing up on Chewy, then became overpriced on Amazon and finally not even searchable on Evangers website

    So I ask you all for your knowledge! So far she has only been able to stomach Rabbit. Poultry is a definite no go

    Thank you in advance
     
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      Have you looked into raw? There is an amazing facebook group called Raw Feeding for IBD cats. The people who run it created a product and website www.foodfurlife.com that has tons of nutrition and health articles about IBD.

      Molly has IBD, and has had it for 3 or 4 years now. She is 6 years old now and in good health. We manage it with raw diet and the supplements Slippery Elm Bark and S. Boulardii. I have not had to put her on prednisolone or any vet meds in a very long time.
       
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        Stella & Chewy's Absolutely Rabbit Dinner Morsels Freeze-Dried Raw Cat Food, 3.5-oz bag

        Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Selected Protein Adult PR

        Primal Rabbit Formula Nuggets Grain-Free Raw Freeze-Dried Cat Food

        These are some items I used when one of my sphynx was in a rabbit only diet. Check em out. I use freeze dried raw diet for a couple of my cats.
         
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          @The Earl Grey ,
          Head smooches to Gretchen
          Will be following closely for updates

          My IBD kitty does great on
          Nutrisource cAt and kitten formula or
          Fromm Game Bird recipe

          She prefers the Nutrisource good for gut health and no meds now
          for over a year
          Cat & Kitten Chicken Meal, Salmon & Liver Cat Food - NutriSource Pet Foods
          I get at Hollywood feed online some boutique pet shops can order it

          I have my whole crew on it amd no poo or skin issues
          (I used to feed Acana but they were very greasy skinned )
           
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