Outpatient medical management is the most common method of treatment for irritable bowel syndrome. It is highly recommended that cats that have been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome be fed a diet that is highly digestible and has a high volume of fiber in order to help restore and maintain the normal bodily function of the digestive tract. If there are signs of highly stressful elements within the cat's environment, it is also recommended that you make attempts to remove these elements.
Following initial treatment, you will need to monitor your cat's stool consistency and watch for signs of constipation and abdominal discomfort.
Minimize any stressful factors in your cat's environment that might precipitate an episode of irritable bowel syndrome and work to maintain a healthy, highly digestible diet if it is known that your cat has a medically diagnosed condition of irritable bowel syndrome. Your veterinarian will be able to guide you in planning a diet that is highest in nutrition and is in accordance with your cat's breed, age, and activity level.
A type of slime that is made up of certain salts, cells, or leukocytes
Turning something inside out
A condition characterized by difficulty with normal defectation
The whole system involved in digestion from mouth to anus
The digestive tract containing the stomach and intestine