Martha ( )
Mon, 22 Feb 1999 16:52:16 -0800 (PST)

How often did you give him the Pepcid a/c? I'll be sure to ask the vet
about it too. As far as the appetite goes, he's chowing down a half can
of wet food and a handful of dry twice a day. Thats about all he wants to
eat so maybe something to get him to eat more would be good. I'll see
what the vet says. She's been in surgery all day but will call me this

On Mon, 22 Feb 1999, Kathy Giddings wrote:

> Date: Mon, 22 Feb 1999 19:35:16 -0500
> From: Kathy Giddings <>
> Reply-To:
> To:
> Subject: Re: IBD
> Martha,
> My Rusty had IBD and the things that helped him the most are the
> following:
> For an appetite stimulant - Periactin (available from the vet)
> -probably every other day will be enough, but you can determine that and,
> believe it or not, 1/2 a Pepcid A/C to control the vomiting. This combination
> worked really well for me. The Pred stopped working and I was not happy
> keeping him on that for long periods of time.
> You might want to check this out with your vet!
> Best of luck,
> Kathy G
> Martha wrote:
> > Hi all
> > I think there are some people on here who also have IBD cats...?? So far
> > Basil the IBD has been having a worse time of things than my positive
> > Mushroom. He's been on prednisone daily for a month and about 5 days ago
> > the vet said to go to every other day. The last two days he's vomited and
> > has had diarreah (I never can spell that word). He had been doing so good
> > for so long!! Anyway, I have a call out to the vet, but I was just
> > wondering how others with IBD cats are dealing with it. Is prednisone
> > something they can take all the time? Is there something else out there
> > that works? He's eating the rabbit protein food ok and the segregated
> > feeding is working out to everyone's delight. I just want the little guy
> > to get some meat on his bones! 12 to 13 pounds is about right for him and
> > at the last trip to the vet he barely tipped the scales at 9 pounds.
> >
> > Thanks everyone :o)
> > Martha
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