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would you recommend the Probiotic supplement for a cat with IBD and diabetes? He is currently doing well on Dia-ionx for the diabetes but not well with the IBD. His daily diet is venison and green pea wet and dry food which I understand can make the IBD worse. He is on Pancreatabs 2X daily and sometimes powdered clay for occasional diarrhea. Sent this info to Dr. Char a week ago, have not heard back yet. This probiotic looks promising but need your advice. thank you!

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August 16, 2016 at 3:03 PM



If it is possible, it would be better to feed only low carbohydrate wet food. Venison is considered to be warming according to Chinese food therapy and it would be better to choose cooling proteins such as fish or turkey if your cat is not allergic to it. Beef is neutral. Chicken is warming and seems to be added to many cat foods. Lessening the amount of warming foods should be helpful.

     You need to be very careful with the probiotics.  If the intestines are really inflamed adding in too much probiotics will be aggravating.  Start gently and gradually increase.  Please let us know what response he gets.
Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
August 17, 2016 at 12:00 AM

"Shall I order your probiotic chews for cats and start slowly? My cat really has a problem, this a.m. he dribbled stool on the floor with mucus in it. He does this regularly. I am transitioning him from the venison to limited ingredient beef. He reacts to the oils in fish. Please advise so that I can order your probiotic or would you recommend your H2O product?

By the way, as he is a controlled diabetic and on your Dia-Ionx, would your probiotic with sugars in it, be harmful to him?"

I would try H2O-IONX first. I would give 10 drops at a different time than when you give DIA-IONX.
After there is some improvement then you could introduce a small amount of PROBIOTIC. At a low amount your cat should benefit from it.

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
August 20, 2016 at 12:00 AM
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