Colitis is an inflammatory disease of the bowels that can affect your cat. The symptoms of feline colitis include vomiting, diarrhea, passing blood and reluctance to eat. This can be a serious problem, and you should see a veterinarian as soon as possible if your cat shows these symptoms. However, you can also monitor your cat’s diet to help treat its colitis symptoms.
Colitis is often caused by a food allergy. There are some types of food that your cat could have developed an allergy to, and the best way to start a feline colitis diet is to eliminate anything that could have caused the colitis. Don’t feed your cat for 24 hours after you discover she has colitis. This will give your cat’s colon and intestines time to recover a little. Now get rid of the food you were feeding your cat before. Once you start feeding the animal again, introduce new, bland food into her diet. This bland food won’t agitate her digestive system as strongly as more tasteful food.
Fiber is one of the most important foods for the digestive system. It helps it break down food more easily and keeps it regular. Colitis will cause painful inflammation in your cat’s colon and will make it more difficult for him to digest his food. He may vomit and develop severe diarrhea. There is even the possibility that he may pass blood. If he passes blood, take him to the veterinarian immediately. If his symptoms aren’t that severe, you can feed him a diet that is low in fat and high in fiber. This diet may help soothe some of your cat’s pain and may even help reverse his symptoms.
Cats are almost entirely carnivorous, which means the majority of their diet comes from meat. As a result, a cat's digestive system requires a large amount of protein. It is important to integrate protein back into your cat’s diet after you've eliminated the colitis-causing food from the menu. It should also be done after you’ve integrated fiber into her diet. Instead of using protein that your cat is overly familiar with, try something different. This diversity in the diet may help your cat’s digestive system develop a stronger tolerance for different types of food. If you feed your cat one type of food for her entire life, she may grow resistant to other types. Feeding your cat a diverse diet will help soothe her feline colitis and keep her healthy and strong.