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Q. Cat has ibs and colitis and vet changed her food to iams proactive healthy weight management . Can this be cured?

Answered By
DR. MASSIMO ORIOLES, DVM, MRCVS

A. IBS and colitis can be definitively cured. IBS would need a diagnostic confirmation through intestinal biopsy though.

A combination of diet (usually hypoallergenic) and medications (such as antibiotics and steroids) can lead to excellent results and control of the clinical signs (in your case diarrhea and possible vomiting I assume). Discuss with your veterinarian the different options regarding treatment. Dietary management is sometimes the initial treatment that could be tried before prescribing other medications (or a combination of them).


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