Cats with IBD: a recipe for healing

 Timmy!

Timmy!

Timmy has IBD. I wanted to share my recipe for his well being, which works! Many thanks to my vet, Dr Bill Petersen in Phoenix. This regime controls the symptoms really well. He almost never vomits, and his poo is even keel. He still yells, but he has structural issues that cause him some pain - he is old, bless his heart. And he needs to make sure we can hear him, after all we must be deaf too, don't cha know. 

Medication

I give Timmy ¼ pill morning and night of metronitozole (Fish Zole) wrapped in Tomlyn pill mask:

 I get from  Allivet

I get from Allivet

Diet

I figured out that Timmy was allergic to the Wellness Canned Chicken Diet he had eaten for years. (I suspect it is the chicken). Many older cats cannot tolerate poultry, as it turns out. I switched to this raw diet and have never looked back! 

Timmy Food:

2 lb 85% lean ground beef

1 lb ground pork

2 lb ground tilapia ( I cut it into pieces and then put it in my blender)

Fur Cat Premix power  (the package tells you how much to add)

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I freeze baggies (about ¼ to ⅓ lb ) of this, and I add about ¼ cup canned pumpkin to each baggie before serving. The pumpkin doesn’t freeze well in the mix so I add it each day to the defrosted baggie. You may not need the pumpkin. Timmy needs the fiber for motility. I have to add 1 teaspoon of Miralax to his baggie as well, because he doesn’t have the strength in the rear end to push out poo. BTW, he has a HandiCat box with horse stall shavings - works great!! 

  Baker Sheet Pan from Amazon  .   Pee pads from Costco. Shavings from the horse supply store.  Easy to totally clean and change daily. 

Baker Sheet Pan from Amazon .   Pee pads from Costco. Shavings from the horse supply store.  Easy to totally clean and change daily.