I wanted to share this note I received from a client I have been working with over the phone for the last couple months, trying to help her resolve chronic diarrhea in her cat, Maggie. After several months of costly veterinary visits, x-rays, ultrasound and blood tests, Maggies diarrhea had become an expensive night mere for her owner, who was at the end of the road and was contemplating euthanasia as a last resort. This shows how effective a simple diet change along with a comprehensive natural pet vitamin supplement can be for your pet’s health, even with a diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
Hi Dr. Carol…
So far so good…Maggie (the “IBD” cat) is getting about 1/2 of each of your Paaws AM/PM vitamin capsule and it does not yet seem to be bothering her. My other two cats, as you know, are doing really well with Paaws.
I am happy to keep our cat Maggie on 1/2 dose for a little longer just to be super careful…I have a question for you regarding her diet.
Maggie is still getting home cooked chicken breast. The other two cats have grain free canned chicken formula and/or Chicken canned. They do great on these diets. When they were getting home-cooked, they practically never had bowel movements, even with pumpkin added. So I put them back on the high quality natural canned food and kept Margie’s diet home cooked using your recipe.
Problem: Maggie is bored with her chicken breast. Really bored. Goes for the other cats food all the time and when she gets into it and even eats a few bites (if I turn my back for a second), she gets her stinky/bulky stools again, literally overnight. by the way, I love when vets tell you to put each cat in a separate room to eat…ever closed the door to isolate a jumpy cat, expecting him to eat instead of trying to beat the door down?
The other two cats can eat Maggie’s food, but definitely not the other way around. My immediate problem is that we are going away, and my cousin, who is very good with cats, is looking after them for a week…she works and doesn’t have time in the morning to hang around and “police” Maggie for half an hour. I thought it would be so great if all three were eating the same thing so that would not be an issue…so I tried, over a long period of time and in a very controlled trial-and-error way, to see if any commercial cat food existed that Maggie would not react to.
Long story short – I don’t believe there is. I could name lots of names…all canned, all natural, some organic and one which is for limited ingredient diets. I tried lower fat ones, going on the fat malabsorption theory, and it made no difference. I don’t understand it, but obviously something does not agree with her.
So I plan to continue the home cooked chicken, which is fine by me, except she is not too keen on it right now …is there any way I could jazz it up without messing up her gut. She loves liver, but I don’t want to give her anything too rich.
So far the PAAWS vitamins are working very well…what would be the most economical way to purchase PAAWS for three cats? (I love my cats dearly, but like everyone else, it seems, finances are a bit tighter than usual.)
I want to thank you again for your caring attitude toward your customers and their pets, and to let you know that your advice led me to making much better decisions regarding vets, cat care, etc. I am quite happy with our new vets, and as for office procedure – wow, what a difference organization makes! Now that I am not going to the vet nearly as often.
Maggie is so…ooo much better!!!