Feline Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Digestive Issues (Vomiting and Diarrhea) in Cats have consistently been listed as one of the primary reasons for veterinary visits. Inflammatory Bowel Disease and its associated symptoms are included in the top 10 reasons for annual veterinary visits.
However, it is often believed that the frequent vomiting and soft stool or diarrhea in cats are caused by the following reasons:
Eating too quickly
Sensitive gastrointestinal tract
What is Inflammatory Bowel Disease?
Inflammatory Bowel Disease is a type of gastrointestinal inflammation, which is associated with an imbalance in the gut microbiota. Gastrointestinal motility issues (vomiting, diarrhea, constipation) can both cause and exacerbate this imbalance. In Some long-standing, this imbalance leads to inflammation, which typically affects nutrient absorption. The symptoms that appear in Some long-standing are related to the location of inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract. The common symptoms are frequent vomiting or episodes of diarrhea, which is why these symptoms are often misdiagnosed.
Diet is crucial for cats with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
The following factors all have an impact on the intestinal microbiota of cats, thereby affecting their digestion and inflammation,
For cats with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), the more natural, the better, as it can better meet their nutritional needs.
The more natural, the better.
Both homemade raw food and cooked food have significant benefits for cats. Raw food and cooked food are unprocessed by humans and do not contain unnecessary additives or preservatives, which minimizes the burden on the digestive system. They are more nutritious and suitable compared to kebbles and canned food. Many cats that transition to homemade food experience the disappearance of symptoms related to Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), such as vomiting and diarrhea.
This does not mean that a raw food or cooked food diet "cures" IBD, but rather that it provides cats with the necessary nutrients - high meat content and high-quality protein (unprocessed food). This allows their digestive system to metabolize and gradually restore physiological balance, resulting in the alleviation and disappearance of symptoms related to IBD.