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He has, I think IBS. He urinates and deficits every other

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he has, I think IBS. He urinates and deficits every other day. He has had an ultrasound and presents with crystals.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the cat?
Customer: His poop is like granite and is on 5mg. of prednisolone and lactulose 1ml q day
JA: What is the cat's name?
Customer: Rascal
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Rascal?
Customer: He pees on the floor wall right in front of me
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Terri replied 5 months ago.

Hello,

I am sorry Rascal has this trouble.

Is he severely constipated?

What foods does he eat?

How long is he peeing out of box?

Expert:  Terri replied 5 months ago.

IBS is characterized by alternating constipation and diarrhea. It can be caused by stress or food allergies.

http://www.vet.cornell.edu/FHC/health_information/brochure_ibd.cfm

Poultry is a common allergen in cats plus an additive called carageenan:

http://www.rodalenews.com/carrageenan-pet-food

If his basic problem is constipation give him one to two ounces of warm whole milk every day. It is a natural laxative that will produce normal stools.

More options:

A half tsp of olive, fish or mineral oil. If you put some on her foot she may lick it off.

A tsp of canned pumpkin (not pie filling).

milk of magnesia or metimucil DOSAGE HERE:

http://www.ehow.com/about_5113261_human-medications-can-give-cat.html

An infant glycerin (only) suppository

Feed canned food with some warm water added.

He should NOT eat any dry food because it cases Interstitial cystitis and worsens constipation.

http://www.petmd.com/cat/conditions/urinary/c_ct_bladder_inflammation_feline_interstitial_cystitis

Please read articles written by a feline vet:

www.catinfo.org

I can give you recipes that were formulated by Hills and distributed to vets before Science diet was on the market. Royal canin makes a very palatable renal food as well.

C/D or H/D recipe - feline (also known as Feline Restricted Mineral and Sodium Diet):
1 lb regular ground beef, cooked
1/4 lb liver (beef, chicken or pork only) cooked
1 cup cooked white rice without salt
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 t (5g) calcium carbonate (Tums)
1/8 teaspoon potassium chloride (salt substitute)

Also add a balanced supplement which fulfills the feline minimum daily requirements (MDR) for all vitamins and trace minerals, and 250 mg of taurine per day. This would be available from a veterinary clinic.

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Keep covered in refrigerator. Yield: 1+3/4lbs

Feeding Guide - feed sufficient to maintain normal body weight

Body wt Approx Daily Feeding
5lb 1/5lb
7-8lb 1/4lb
10lb 1/3lb

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K/D recipe - feline

(also known as Feline Restricted Protein Diet):

1/4 lb liver (beef, chicken or pork only)

2 cups cooked white rice without salt

2 large hard-cooked eggs

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 t (5g) calcium carbonate (Tums)

1/8 teaspoon potassium chloride (salt substitute)

Also add a balanced supplement which fulfills the feline minimum daily requirements (MDR) for all vitamins and trace minerals, and 250 mg of taurine per day. This would be available from a veterinary clinic.

Dice and braise the meat, retaining fat. Combine all ingredients and mix well. This mixture is somewhat dry and its palatability can be improved by adding a little water (not milk). Keep covered in refrigerator. Yield: 1+1/4lbs

Feeding Guide - feed sufficient to maintain normal body weight

Body wt Approx Daily Feeding

5lb 1/4lb

7-8lb 1/3lb

10lb 2/5lb

They will help prevent crystals.

Please let me know how he is doing .

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Kind regards,

Terri