My cat Gwenny has interstitial cystitis and a history of intestinal problems that only have been rectified by a very high fiber diet. She had been on Eukuba Indoor dry, which was the only thing that worked well for her. Because of the IC problem I switched her, over a month's time, to Wellness Indoor Dry and wet. During the next two months she appeared to be doing better bladder-wise, but her intestinal problems never got better. She had runny, loose stool, with lots of forcefully ejected gas and stool. She also developed scabs on her neck, indicating a possible allergy. The vet told me it was better to treat her intestinal problems, so I put her back on a high fiber diet--Science Diet Hairball wet and dry--but now the bladder problems are back (peeing outside the box). I have been trying to add more wet food, but every wet food I have tried has given her intestinal problems. I supplement the wet food with enzymes, probiotics and Cosequin. Even with a high fiber wet food, supplemented with psyllium (she won't eat pumpkin), she still has the very loose stools. I have been thinking of trying some of the more natural (Evo, Orijen etc) or raw diets. I am afraid of how she will react intestinally to this type of diet, which would be very low in fiber. Maybe that is what she needs. Does anyone have experience with this type of problem?
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2/13/08 at 12:46pm