|Abbey looking out of the window Christmas Day 2016|
Hello, friends and furiends. We are still here. We apologize for being missing in blogland. I have been sick with bronchitis. I got a little better, then it came on full force again. I’m finally starting to feel better.
I have also been concerned about Abbey. But I am so happy to report that she is doing well. Since Jan. 8, the day before she saw the specialist, she has had one episode of bringing up food. We didn’t witness it, but the small amount of thrown up food was undigested and looked like hers. Larry found a little thrown up liquid in another room later than morning. We don’t know if that was Abbey or one of the other kitties.
Other than that, Abbey has not thrown up. Going from every couple of days to that is wonderful.
The vet wants her to stay on the Cerenia for a month. She said that one of the problems that can cause regurgitation is a sliding hiatal hernia, which is difficult to diagnose in a cat. If the Cerenia seems to help her, then that makes a sliding hiatal hernia less likely.
Abbey is eating mostly her regular Blue Buffalo, but some of the venison food (D/D). I am hoping that she will eventually eat more venison. Connor is eating the I/D food that the vet gave us to try until we were able to order the venison. Natasha will eat only the Blue Buffalo. So we may end up offering three dry foods. I would like to try at least one more flavor of D/D food.
Does anyone have any experience with the D/D food? If you have a cat with gastritis or another digestive problem that is managed at least partly with food, is there a particular type that seems to help?
Thank you for your patience with us. We have missed visiting you and hope to do a lot of that this week.