Triaditis

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Raych1975
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Triaditis

Post by Raych1975 » Sat May 23, 2020 10:03 am

My 8yr old just been pretty much diagnosed with Triaditis, Treatment same as in IBD, steroids, diet and possible ant acids/b12 injections

Re diet, i don’t want to get overwhelmed with opinions on here, everyone has different views and every cat is different and i have to listen to the specialist as pointless in spending thousands on referral.

i used to feed james wellbeloved dry and for a treat, wet gourmet, i realise now they both rubbish! The gourmet is the only wet either cat eats.

The specialist is adament he wants her a hypo or single source dry and wet is also fine once a day. So can anyone reccomend a dry one?, she hates purina vet hypo and just bought RC vet sensitive dry and wet, she not keen on the wet at all and the other wont even consider it

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Re: Triaditis

Post by fjm » Sat May 23, 2020 10:10 am

Will she eat cooked chicken for the wet? You can add a little chicken liver and a calcium source like ground eggshell to balance it up, and most cats enjoy it. Plus it usually works out cheaper than good quality commercial foods.

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Re: Triaditis

Post by Raych1975 » Sat May 23, 2020 10:30 am

Whenever i have offered real food such as chicken, tuna, salmon she just turns her nose up.
Its all so confusing

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Re: Triaditis

Post by fjm » Sat May 23, 2020 12:39 pm

Could it be the illness making her reluctant to eat anything that has caused pain in the past? My poodle, Poppy, is an absolute gannet but went off several special diets when she was very ill with liver failure early in the year - we suspected pancreatitis as well, so it sounds rather similar. As she recovered she decided perhaps they were food after all, but she is a dog and a greedy one at that - cats tend to be more fastidious. It does make it extremely difficult I know - I have a shelf full of renal food Tilly won't touch.

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Re: Triaditis

Post by Raych1975 » Sat May 23, 2020 6:21 pm

Hi, i don’t think so as for as long as i’ve had her she has never been interested in human food apart from baked beans! Lol!! No i never them to her she just always tried to nick them off plate!
I think one of the many things i’m finding hard is whether or not it is a food intolerance thats caused the illness. It may have nothing to do with it? Then i’m trying to pill a cat that i’ve never done before, despite looking on you tube etc it still a nightmare. I’m just hoping that bit will get easier for both of us in time
I think i’m going to give her (well both cats but one is ok) the hypo brand the vet sent her with, its hydrolosed salmon and rice, brand is specific, allergen. Then only for next week keep giving the rubbish gourmet wet until i can get us both used to pilling. Trying to change and fix it all in one go is bonkers. I’d rather her eat something than nothing at mo

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Re: Triaditis

Post by Mollycat » Sat May 23, 2020 9:23 pm

If there was ever one answer we'd all be so much happier but there isn't, a cat and its condition is unique.

That said and not encouraging you to go against your vet's advice, one of the most common issues cats have with cat food is the high carb content of grain fillers in them, wet but even more so dry foods. Some replace grain with slightly less cheap potato based carbs, but cats have very little need of carbs in their diet and some are intolerant to them or become intolerant as they grow older. It's just something to be aware of if the recommended food does turn out to be less than you'd hope.

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