Cat Health Care Tips How to Manage a Cats Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Let's talk about managing your cat with inflammatorybowel syndrome, or IBS. IBS is quite common in cats actually. They can react to foods,environment, all sorts of things, and and the underlying cause sometimes is not known.But the end result can be a cat with chronic vomiting, chronic diarrhea, weight loss, thingsof that nature. IBS has to be diagnosed by your veterinarian first, and once that's diagnosedthere are certain things that can be helped, or given to help IBS in cats. For one, antiinflammatoriescan help; either orally or by injection, over time, and not every cat requires somethinglike that. So that's one method of treating IBS. Number two is going to be dietary management.IBS cats never need to get lots of treats,
lots of different foods, things like that.Basically, IBS cats need to go on a hypoallergenic, or special foods that are die are are basicallydesigned to to have the body not recognize their proteins as well. And what I mean bythat is it's it's sort of like having an allergy. If your body can't recognize a protein thatyou're allergic to, then you're better off, and not going to react to that. So, your veterinarianshould help you also manage IBS, because it is a chronic condition.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Colon Cancer
Is irritable bowel syndrome related to coloncancer. Another question that I get is with regardsto irritable bowel syndrome and colon cancer. This has been a myth in the context of irritablebowel syndrome causing colon cancer. None of the data supports that. About one in sixindividuals in the United States have irritable bowel syndrome and hence, this is a commonproblem, however, this is not a risk factor for developing colon cancer. However, oneof the things that irritable bowel syndrome is mistaken for is inflammatory bowel diseasewhich if you Google in IBS, both of them popup. Now inflammatory bowel disease is a totallydifferent entity which deals with Crohn's
disease and ulcerative colitis and these significantlyincrease the risk for developing colon cancer. It is important to differentiate between inflammatorybowel disease which is a risk factor for colon cancer and irritable bowel syndrome whichis not a risk factor for colon cancer. For an interactive tool to learn more aboutyour colon cancer and your personalized treatment options, go to MyColonCancerCoach .