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#9 April 22, 4:40 pm
Perla, I was always a pukey kitty from the time I came home as a little kitten, and last year I finally was diagnosed with IBD. It probably had been developing all along - it's a condition that exists on a spectrum and gradually gets worse.

For years we kept changing my diet to try to reduce my vomiting by eliminating known allergens such as corn, wheat, eggs and chicken. Sometimes the diet change helped for a little while, but eventually I would always go back to throwing up 4 or 5 times a week, sometimes even more frequently. Finally I got to the point where I was throwing up AND I had diarrhea every day - no fun at all. My new vet sent me to an internal medicine specialist, and that was when I got on the right track with a definitive IBD diagnosis. I started eating a limited-ingredient diet with an atypical protein source (rabbit and green pea formula from Royal Canin), and taking appropriate medication. I've been doing well (throwing up only once or twice a month now) for almost a year. The only problem I've had is, now that I'm keeping all my food down and digesting it properly I've put on quite a bit of weight! Unhappy

Has your vet done an ultrasound to see what your digestive system looks like? Endoscopy is another procedure that could be helpful, but it would require light sedation, and a biopsy would require general anesthesia, so ultrasound is the least invasive diagnostic. It may be that simply eliminating a few ingredients that you are sensitive to could help settle your tummy, or you may need medication to reduce inflammation and settle things down. The meds I take are Prednisolone (prescription steroid) and Pepcid (over the counter antacid).
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