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Hello, I am Dr. Pulter. I am a small animal general practitioner. I am sorry about your kitty Lucky. He is very young to have this problem. Give me a few minutes to write up a response.
Lucky is a very special cat. He has a disease that will require life long treatment. Prednisolone is one of those mainstay treatments for IBD to control signs and make Lucky's quality of life great. The side effects of prednisolone in cats is more minimal than in dogs, though diabetes is a general concern. There are additional treatment options that can help control IBD and an Internal medicine specialist can help you with that. You can also ask your general vet for other options, to speak with an internal medicine specialist or find a new vet that will work with you on options. Be mindful of the diet Lucky is on and make sure he doesn't get into anything else.