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Hello, We have a 10 year old cat that I originally put a a new higher grade diet from cat chow to solid gold that was suppose to be better. He started having blood in the stool. I we took him to the vet and he said he had gas in his digestive track so he put him on antibiotics and prescription diet l/d. It stopped for two weeks and now the blood in the stool is back. He is also itching. We're not sure what do to please help.----also her vomited today, it was clear.---and the vet said he has elevated liver enzymes.
When he was on Cat chow he was better, would going back to that help? Also Teddy has the same energy as ever and is still very lively.
Could liver disease be from switching foods because this just started with the food switch?
So would switching back to his original food help? Also his poop is normal consistency just with blood.
Our concern is having elevated enzymes for these weeks mean that his liver can get seriously damaged? I'm worried that his liver might get seriously damaged in these weeks and might not be reparable.
We're going to the vet tomorrow but waiting for the results will take some time and I would like reassurance that his liver won't be irreparably damaged because we didn't go sooner.
Also can we switch the food cold turkey, is that recommended?
Thanks for all the help.
One more question. Is it possible that the original food switch created bacteria in the liver that causes the elevated enzyme. If not how could the food swicth start such a chain reaction?
I'm sorry again but how long does the food stay in their system. And how long do antibiotics stay in their system?
If we were to switch to the original food that worked. How long would it take to get results with just the food switch?
IF it were to work, it may take anywhere from 2 days toXXXXX Dave
Also I completely forgot that the doctor took xrays and and found gas from bacteria.
an that fuel out anything or is your recommendation still stand?