Natural Treatments For Cats With Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) And Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Does Your Cat Have Diarrhea, Vomiting or Gurgling Stomach Noises? What Causes Diarrhea in Cats?
Seeing our cats so uncomfortable is very distressing. Pet owners frequently try many different treatments for their cat's vomiting and diarrhea to give their precious kitty some relief. Steroid medication may help initially as a feline IBD treatment, but over time it doesn't work as well and there are many side effects. Pet owners may feel frustrated after trying a variety of "prescription diets" and medications with limited success. A holistic approach to treating IBS and IBD in cats using natural remedies and diet changes can have long-lasting results. With just a few supplements, you can help give your cat fast relief from diarrhea, vomiting, gurgling, hunching over and all of the other uncomfortable symptoms of IBS and IBD. Dogs can get IBD and IBS as well, click here to learn more.
Common Signs of IBD and IBS in Cats Include:
- Chronic diarrhea (may contain mucous and blood)
- Weight loss
- Vomiting (may contain hairballs)
- Cat lethargic or not eating
- Stomach gurgling noises
What Is Feline Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?
Feline inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a diagnosis used for a variety of intestinal disorders found in cats. These disorders are characterized by an abnormal accumulation of inflammatory cells in the lining of the intestine. Your veterinarian may have diagnosed feline IBD after obtaining a biopsy that showed an abnormal accumulation of inflammatory cells. Other causes of inflammation, such as parasites, bacterial or viral infections, exposure to toxic substances and pancreatic causes of small bowel disorders, would have been ruled out.
Cats may also be diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). IBS in cats is often caused by food intolerances (possibly due to allergies), the inability to effectively pass food through the gastrointestinal tract and stress. The intestinal lining may be thickened and inflamed. The inflammation can cause the cat to have a hard stomach, bloating, gas, growling stomach noises, vomiting, bloody diarrhea and weight loss. Your cat may be hunched over or have an arched back because of pain. Cats with IBD and/or IBS may develop intestinal lymphoma as a result of years of inflammation in the intestinal tract. Cats may not show signs until they are older, even though they may not have shown a great deal of GI distress in their younger years.
Holistic Treatments for Cats with IBD, IBS and Chronic Diarrhea:
Our inflammatory bowel disease in cats natural treatment protocol can offer long-term relief from symptoms, especially when used in conjunction with recommended treatments from your veterinarian. Using the appropriate hypoallergenic, anti-inflammatory diet along with our natural treatment for cat IBD and IBS, such as the IBD Kit and Gastro ULC, can be life changing for your cat and for you!
When dealing with feline IBD, chronic diarrhea and IBS in cats, natural remedies and supplements, along with diet changes, can help your cat feel better. These quality products have been used successfully in veterinary hospitals since 2005. The products are available through the Ask Ariel website in Orange County, CA, but are recommended by veterinarians nationwide because they really work.
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The IBD Kit- The IBD Kit includes three unique supplements specially designed for cats and small dogs to calm and soothe the digestive tract, firm up stool, relieve tummy rumbling and reduce gas, mucus and bloody stool. The Kit includes Power Probiotic, Soothing Digestive Relief and NotaSAN Anti-Inflammatory Drops -- products that have been recommended by veterinarians since 2005. They are ideal for pets with IBD and IBS as they are gentle, easy to use and all natural. No Fillers!
Power Probiotic - It is important to use a multi-strain, powerful probiotic that has been used extensively with cats that have IBD. We recommend Power Probiotic, which is easy to administer, very effective and well tolerated by cats and dogs. The product has been third-party tested and guaranteed to contain the amounts of friendly bacteria indicated on the label. Pure and natural with no fillers, Power Probiotic is the best probiotic for cats with IBD and IBS.
Soothing Digestive Relief for Pets - This leading herbal enzyme supplement breaks down nutrients, calms the stomach, firms up stool and helps increase absorption. This digestive enzymes supplement for cats with IBD helps to relieve the diarrhea, vomiting, gas, gurgling noises and discomfort associated with IBD and IBS. The unique formulation of herbs eases indigestion and discomfort, and the product is safe enough for a cat to use for life.
NotaSAN Drops - Best seller! This is a natural homeopathic remedy that fights infection and supports your pet's immune system. It controls harmful bacteria and restores gut flora balance, improving digestive symptoms and immune function. It’s gentle, easy to administer (tasteless, alcohol-free) and safe for long-term use as well as safe for small pets and kittens.
Gastro ULC - This home remedy helps pets with acid reflux, vomiting, stomach gurgling and pain. It coats the stomach and relieves the burning and pain associated with acid reflux and acid stomach. Use this supplement along with the IBD Kit, as acid stomach begins with poor digestion. Irritable bowel disease in cats can cause many to vomit or dry heave, and this creates a great deal of irritation in the esophagus and stomach. Over time, Gastro ULC reduces or eliminates the need for antacid medications.
“My 14 year old cat Burrito started vomiting hairballs occasionally. Then it got so frequent, we had to seclude Burrito to the basement every night. She hated this very much because she had always slept between my husband and myself. Poor kitty! Well most of the time she would vomit undigested food during the day and then early in the morning, it was a white foam liquid. So we took her to the vet and they thought she could have acid reflex, so we put her on a medication twice a day. She didn't like that at all and it didn't work--she still vomited the same.
So we went back to the vet and they said it could be IBD and they wanted to put her on another drug to see if the inflammation that was causing the vomiting would go away and then some other testing. NO NO NO! I didn't want to do that. So I did some research and found Ask Ariel. I ordered the feline IBD treatment IBD Kit combo of Power Probiotic, Soothing Digestive Enzymes and the NotaSAN drops and waited for results. Wow it really worked! After I was done with the NotaSAN drops, we were doing our twice daily regimen of Probiotic and digestive enzymes. But every once in awhile, I would find a white foamy liquid on the floor but this was way better than before. Ask Ariel suggested to add Gastro ULC. I ordered it and made the diet change they suggested. That did the trick. My Burrito is happy again and back to sleeping with us. Thanks Ariel!” - Tanja - Grand Forks, ND
The Best Diet for Cats With IBD and IBS
In addition to the supplements, some diet changes are needed. Cats with IBD should not eat grains, which are often found in prescription diets. Dry kibble is high in starchy carbs, which can cause indigestion. Cats may also have food allergies or intolerances, which further the inflammation. There is no "one perfect" IBD in cats best food diet that works for every cat. We want to help you stop the uncomfortable stomach gurgling and growling. Please include your cat's diet, health issues, age, symptoms and all treats on the order form at checkout. Our pet nutritionist will review the information and include diet tips for your cat on the packing slip that comes with the product directions.
Ask Ariel is committed to helping you change your cat's life. We understand that you have tried many different foods and medications, but there is hope and there is help. We have extensive experience helping cats and dogs with IBD since 2005, and our products are recommended by veterinarians nationwide. Our IBD and IBS supplements were used successfully in VCA veterinary hospitals by Pet Nutritionist Susan Davis (in conjunction with several veterinarians) for over 10 years. Ask Ariel's natural remedies and diet tips are based on her experience successfully treating cats and dogs with IBS and IBD. Most pets show improvement within a few weeks, although it is important to remember that this condition is characterized by an occasional bout of gastrointestinal distress. Our goal is to help reduce the frequency and severity of these bouts of digestive issues (which can be triggered by stress, eating problematic foods, etc.), giving your cat a good quality of life. Holistic care can make a difference, and we look forward to helping your cat finally feel better!
"Our cat Tipper had feline IBD Inflammatory Bowel Disease and while we tried many different foods, supplements and medications, he still did not have a formed stool. About a month using the IBD Kit and diet suggested by Ask Ariel, Tipper started having normal bowel movements and has been normal ever since. My husband and I want to thank you and the staff at Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist very much for your advice and your products which have worked, what we consider to be a miracle in the life of our cat. I can imagine you are also very gratified when people like us let you know how your efforts to help us have resulted in a life for us and our cat." - Fennema Family, MI
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