Irritable bowel syndrome (also known as inflammatory bowel disease) is the name given to a group of digestive system diseases identified by persistent signs of inflammation. The condition has no known cause, however it has been suggested that bacteria, parasites, food, stress, and allergies could cause inflammation that contributes to development of the disease. Inflammatory bowel disease is often difficult to diagnose because it tends to come and go over time and its symptoms are similar to other diseases. The condition can rarely be cured, however dietary changes have been known to help reduce symptoms. If the condition is caused by parasites then deworming may help ease the symptoms.
- abdominal pain
- frequent passing of small feces and mucous
- weight loss
To reduce dehydration, have a full bowl of clean water available at all times. Visit your vet to discuss what might be causing your cat's discomfort and what can be done to relieve it. Talk to your vet about appropriate treatment and remember never to self diagnose.
Dietary supplements may help. If the IBS is caused by bacteria, food, or allergies then a combination of Stimmune and Plantaeris is recommended. If the condition is stress-related, then a combination of Plantaeris and Lesstress may help. For conditions caused by parasites, combine Inulin PK and Plantareis.