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Old October 20th, 2013, 12:25 PM
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Blood analysis, urinalysis, radiology, and surgery revealed nothing.
What was the surgery he had?


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In the last month there has been constant and severe diarrhea. A stool sample revealed the presence of parasites. He was given an antibiotic injection and five antibiotic pills.
What type of parasites? What were the antibiotics?


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He was also prescribed Hills Prescription ID diet food which has not solved the diarrhea problem.
Not surprising, as these are the ingredients in I/D:
Ingredients
Chicken By-Product Meal, Brewers Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Whole Grain Corn, Pork Fat, Powdered Cellulose, Dried Chicken,....
How any vet can actually think corn, rice, sawdust and by-products would benefit an obligate carnivore in any way really boggles the mind.


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What could be causing this problem? My four other cats have also eaten the Costo Kirland brand food and are perfectly healthy. Thanks.
Inappropriate ingredients in food are very often the big culprit. Also, because poor quality, highly rendered chicken is so common in cat food, some cats eventually develop an intolerance to it. Have you tried feeding a novel protein wet food that doesn't contain any grains? ZiwiPeak venison or rabbit/lamb might be a good choice. Raw would be ideal though. Check out this link on the relationship between food and IBD: http://www.catnutrition.org/ibd.html
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