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.
Nutrition Weight Loss Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
My name is Christine Marquette and I am aregistered dietitian with Austin Regional and I am going to talk to you aboutsymptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The most common symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndromeor IVF are diarrhea, nausea, constipation, and bloating. However, this is a syndromethat has been associated with other conditions. Often times people with IVS will also experiencedepression or anxiety. Some people with IVS may not actually experience diarrhea, theymay also experience constipation so that is another possible symptom. Other people willhave what is called cyclic IVS meaning that they alternate between days of having diarrheaand days of having constipation. So mainly
with having IVS the typical symptoms startin the digestive area again caused possibly by foods but they could also be caused bystress. They could also be caused by something in the immune system so the way the symptomsactually present themselves will be slightly different in each individual. Often it iscomorbid with other things such as headaches, migraines, some people will experience fibromyalgiaas well. Being a syndrome again that means it has a lot of particular symptoms that canbe comorbid for this particular condition but the most common ones do involve the digestivetract either intestinal cramping, bloating, diarrhea or constipation.