Sylvester has been inside since I found him, and he is separate from the other cats so I can see what is in his litter box. The doctor has seen his stool samples, and he has been treated for parasites.
The doctor did not want to do an intestinal biopsy, and I did not want that either...traumatic to the cat.
I do not want the cat on any strong prescription medication.
I want to find the right diet for the cat, since that will probably be enough.
The cat has not had a blood panel or urinalysis...the doctor seemed sure that he has IBD. He wanted to try a different diet to see if that helped.
I cannot find Hill's Prescription Diet for cats here...only for dogs.
I think I have seen Science Diet Sensitive Stomach. I could try that.
Should I bring Sylvester back to the same doctor and ask that he do a blood panel and urinalysis to rule out other diseases before I try the Science Diet Sensitive Stomach?
I should mention that Sylvester seems fine...he runs around and plays with Junior, a half-grown kitten. He sleeps a lot, but so do the other cats. He craves attention from me, and he is always hungry, so I'm sure he needs something he is not getting in his food...certain vitamins or minerals.
I did not know about fish being bad for IBD.
Well, I will wait for your reply. If you think I should bring Sylvester in for a blood panel and urinalysis, I will do that tomorrow morning. And I will ask the doctor about Science Diet Sensitive Stomach. He did recommend Hill's Prescription Diet, but I could not find it here.