Were there any blood tests done to determine if there are underlying medical issues? 4-5 is several years young for Hyper Thyroidism but when my senior cat was first diagnosed she was also pooping while running in the apt - something fairly easy to check for anyways.
How was the IBD diagnosed? Was there an ultrasound done or were they just looking at symptoms?
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