- Sep 7, 2018
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You should notice that Amber gets perkier after each B-12 shot. It will probably start yielding results by the third or fourth one.
Aside from the kibble that did all the damage to her in the first place, I have never been able to get Krista to eat the same food for twelve weeks. You're talking to the wrong person about that kind of diet.Sorry one more question.. as soon as I introduce another food do I start my 12-week count over again?
This makes me wonder if why all this time Charlie had such a massive aversion to even taste testing new food was due to the inflammation.The short version of this is that IBD is the result of intestinal inflammation that causes food particles to leak into the blood stream. The immune system which is geared towards recognzing protein patterns of foreign invaders creates an immune respose to the food proteins. To heal IBD, you must first cool the inflammation and heal the leaky gut. ..... If you do this much, then reintroducing novel to her proteins will be that much easier because you’re not trying it on an already inflamed and leaky gut.
No problem and you can hijack the thread all you need. It's all about sharing experiences, ideas and asking questions.Aw thanks for stopping in! I didn't want to hijack your thread, but its been helpful reading!
Interesting. Her poop has always been on the hard/small/dark side and I've discussed it with her vets before, too.
So was his infection a bladder infection or something else? How strange. But that totally makes sense about the bladder holding/pain and poop.
Charlie had the same with the bloodwork. I read his blood work once though and that was not quite the case. There were some Kidney values that were high. 6 months later all was fine. I changed nothing. Nor was I told about the high values in the Kidneys.I guess her history is she's always had "excellent bloodwork for her age". I started taking her for 6-monthlies and she's never really had anything wrong. Once, she had high calcium but we retested ionized calcium later and it was fine. A couple of times she had crystals or sediment in her urine, but upon further testing it resolved or determined to be an artifact, however that has been something that's come up more than once which makes me wonder...
Her January blood work, urine and ultrasound all showed nothing wrong. So they basically decided IBD or food intolerance was a diagnosis of exclusion so shrug, must be what it is! Her intestines did not have inflammation, but they reasoned it could be early and uniform along the whole track which is why they didn't see it.
The thing that instigated all this was a spat of vomiting she had around Christmas and before that, one in October.
No, so far she's not had any medications prescribed for the possible IBD and is not on any meds now.
I am curious, too, what it could be... I will update when I hear more from the vet.
I agree. Oddly enough my mom just dropped some off today and put some in the freezer as I have no clue how to make it. She even gave the kitties some bone marrow - that appeared to be a winner too.In the meantime, bone broth will be of great help to both Amber and Charlie regardless of the current (or lack of) diagnosis. If there's irritation enough to be symptomatic, there's probably inflammation enough to be treated with bone broth whether it shows on an ultrasound yet or not.
:-( The reddiwhip - or broth was rejected?I picked up some bone broth yesterday! Went to the store and got all the goodies (Applaws toppers, baby food, goldfish crackers and yep even the Reddiwhip...) but she took one lick and didn't want more. I'll try again and see if she wants some another time though!
Worth asking. All of Charlie tests came back fine too and he had no indications.
Dontcha hate the waiting. *rips out hair*Still no word, waiting for vet. BUT last night - oh man. Since the boiled chicken was a hit, I decided to put it on top of some beef pate last night. She. ate. it all. I'm so happy and proud of her. I also gave her first B12 shot at home and it was very easy.
Luckily, my partner eats meat so he helped with the chicken. I think he thawed a larger portion and then cut off a smaller piece, boiled it and then chopped it up once cooked. I don't mind doing meat if its for my cat, but I am always worried about bones like I don't know what to do with them. Can your mom help you with meat?
All the cats in my house rejected the broth when I tried on it's own. They looked at me like "What is this nonsense hooman?" When I added to the food it was like I gave them kitty crack.Oh the broth was rejected. But I didn't try mixing it in with the food. So I'll have to try that. Its funny the things I overlook/don't think of sometimes when I'm already thinking of so many things about Amber... which is why this place is so helpful!
If it wasn't for this place - he'd have been in real trouble. It was a couple of kind souls here who suggested he go in and not only have poop tested but a urinalysis. Even though there was no reason to suspect it. I was ready to insist on the test regardless of what the vet said lol. I'm grateful they were here. In all honest - I give them all the credit as I truly believe they saved his life.Aww poor Charlie. I'm glad you figured out what was going on, though. Still waiting to hear back but I might ask about UTIs. She doesn't really have the classic symptoms, either, but I feel like anything is possible. I used to get strep throat 1-2 times a winter as a kid but would never get a fever and many Dr's had to be talked into culturing my throat only to find out that yes, when I get strep throat I don't get a fever. They were always surprised!
I'm lucky to have her and have her close. I feel very blessed.Yes, I'm lucky to have a meat-eater in the house. I'm glad your mom is coming to help! I'm sure if my mom didn't live on the other side of the country, she'd be helping her grand-kitty, too! That's awesome - go mom!
After our good couple of nights with the boiled chicken, that trick seems to have worn off as she wouldn't eat wet food the last two nights unless it was sprinkled with parmesean. But I did give her some baby chicken this morning and she liked that.