On Wed, 15 Mar 2006 21:11:47 GMT, "Kelcey via CatKB.com" <[email protected]
>Just one vet's opinion.
It pretty well fits my cat history. I only had one cat that really
developed hairball upchucking, and he was eventually diagnosed with
IBD. If I had known that hairballs were not normal for cats then I
would have done something sooner, but he was one of my first two cats.
A few hairballs would seem normal but it a cat is regularly leaving
presents then I think that perhaps the cat should be seriously checked
out. On a related note, this next article talks about a way to treat
Crohn's Disease (a form of IBD), at least in humans:
There's a lot of IBD in my family so I take notice of articles on the
subject. In fact, when Nico (my deceased IBD cat) was first diagnosed
it just seemed like he was a full member of the family. By the time he
was diagnosed it was already becoming lymphoma.
Seems to me that the simple way to test something like this is just to
give the antibiotics and see who gets better, rather than having a
debate. Having to give three different antibiotics (likely in
different doses at varying times of the day) is not something that I'd
like to try with a cat however.