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If you want some one-on-one help with both using s boulardii and food to try and deal with this issue join this FB group. We're pro-raw, of course, but also full of really smart members that really know their stuff about IBD and diarrhea and have helped hundreds of cats. They have a good protocol in place to help cats when vets just keep throwing meds at you. 

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/RawFedIBD/

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She was on S. Boulardii for a good 2-3 weeks initially. It seemed to have a positive effect for awhile (never perfect) but didn't keep the diarrhea completely at bay, but still helped. So basically, with S. Boulardii, we were back to step 1 in 1-2 weeks. The Enzyme treatment actually did nearly cure her, but only for several days (and those several days were nice for us! :))

 

What we do know for sure is that she has Giardia (and the Coronavirus, but that's not surprising).

 

She's been on GI Prescription dry food for several months. Our vet was thinking about changing her to a prescription fiber food. But they've also been more (and I agree) into the "one thing at a time" camp.

 

We've kinda moved away from "change the diet" after finding out about the Giardia. IBD seems like a symptom of giardia, and that's typically what raw feeding helps solve. I'm not sure why we're all focused on IBD now. The fact that she's Giardia positive remains. Is switching foods really the answer? Not that I'm against it...just seems like that's focusing on the symptoms...

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She was on S. Boulardii for a good 2-3 weeks initially. It seemed to have a positive effect for awhile (never perfect) but didn't keep the diarrhea completely at bay, but still helped. So basically, with S. Boulardii, we were back to step 1 in 1-2 weeks. The Enzyme treatment actually did nearly cure her, but only for several days (and those several days were nice for us! :))

 

What we do know for sure is that she has Giardia (and the Coronavirus, but that's not surprising).

 

She's been on GI Prescription dry food for several months. Our vet was thinking about changing her to a prescription fiber food. But they've also been more (and I agree) into the "one thing at a time" camp.

 

We've kinda moved away from "change the diet" after finding out about the Giardia. IBD seems like a symptom of giardia, and that's typically what raw feeding helps solve. I'm not sure why we're all focused on IBD now. The fact that she's Giardia positive remains. Is switching foods really the answer? Not that I'm against it...just seems like that's focusing on the symptoms...

Well, if you were trying to treat the giardia with S. Boulardii 2-3 weeks isn't long enough, you have give it for at least a month. 

 

If you get desperate enough and want a more bio appropriate approach, join the group I linked. Is changing to raw the answer? Maybe. Quite possibility. It will no doubt help. There are so many things wrong with commercial foods they are without a doubt impacting our cats immune systems and ability to fight off infections because cats simply aren't designed to eat all the things in most commercial foods. I'd run as fast as possible away from RX foods. 

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Yea. We still have her on S. Boulardii, but we had to take a break with the Enzyme treatment.

 

We actually have been giving her S. Boulardii for the past few days since we've ended the first phase of the Enzyme Treatment.

 

I hear that Tylosin doesn't kill gut bacteria, so that's a good thing. Seems like we can pair that up with S. Boulardii.

 

We may eventually go to raw food, but we still want to do one thing at a time.


We still need to finish the Panacur (will start the 3 last doses in 6 days). We still need to follow up on Phase 2 of the Enzyme Treatment. Once that gets done, she will go on the Tylosin. As she's on that after a little while, then may be a good time to play with the diet. Of course she'll get S. Boulardii during all these treatments (except for the Enzyme).


So yea, we're still doing a lot. I'm surprised the vet didn't try Flagyl again. 

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