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Re: The on-going ever-evolving process of feeding Mazy cat
« Reply #285 on: January 09, 2018, 05:59:13 PM »
If there's any chance at all that she has pancreatic insufficiency, she needs extra enzymes at every meal. I'm suspecting that because  the Denosyl didn't digest. I read somewhere that PI is common in animals that had been fed an improper diet in the past. Their pancreas just gets worn out working so hard to digest it.

Hypothetically speaking, a cat that's fed kibble probably would have a pancreas that's more "tired" than a cat that's always been wet-fed.  Personally, I think adding enzymes to of her meals is a good idea.  Since she can tolerate the enzymes she's already getting, I would think that she could handle them in additional meals.  Even just a test -- add them to 1 additional meal for a few days and see how it goes.  But . . . you need to do what you think is best, and with what you can handle.

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Re: The on-going ever-evolving process of feeding Mazy cat
« Reply #286 on: January 09, 2018, 06:17:38 PM »
I didn't think you sounded crabby... if we are voting.  :)
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Re: The on-going ever-evolving process of feeding Mazy cat
« Reply #287 on: January 09, 2018, 08:03:00 PM »
Thanks you guys.  HeadButt I do understand the causes and the likelihood Mazy cat might have some issues this way, given her dietary history.

Like I said, I have tried her on digestive enzymes other than the amount she gets from EZc, before.  She was on the Prozyme for quite a few months a number of years ago.  Her fur got nice but she became so lethargic while she was on it, barely moved, never wanted to play at all.

The Doctor's Best caused constipation. I do know how to introduce something new, and always go excruciatingly slow with Mazy cat.  And I do think I know her well enough to know pretty quickly if something is going to be all right for her or not.  I won't keep giving her something because it might help her, if it causes other side effects that affect her health and quality of life. The round marble poops and straining...it's not something you want top see a cat go through if it can be avoided and she's now been through it a few times when I've tried to change something.

Mazy cat has normal raw fed poops. A thin shell with fur inside. There is no indication that she has malabsorption issues.  Other than this odd single event thing with the Denosyl.  I might write to Nutramax and see if they have an opinion. I am prepared to be met with "we can't give medical advice ask your vet" but it might be worth a try.

 

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Re: The on-going ever-evolving process of feeding Mazy cat
« Reply #288 on: January 11, 2018, 02:11:04 PM »
Following her usual pattern when she goes 10 days or more between vomits, (skip a day, then puke again for two or even three more days) Mazy cat brought up her third breakfast meal this morning.  There was no denosyl in it.

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Re: The on-going ever-evolving process of feeding Mazy cat
« Reply #289 on: January 11, 2018, 09:53:17 PM »
Following her usual pattern when she goes 10 days or more between vomits, (skip a day, then puke again for two or even three more days) Mazy cat brought up her third breakfast meal this morning.  There was no denosyl in it.

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Re: The on-going ever-evolving process of feeding Mazy cat
« Reply #290 on: January 12, 2018, 05:01:46 AM »
1st meal came up this morning.  No denosyl.  I feel so bad for her though.  I much prefer it when she goes 7 days between vomits, then she doesn't keep puking for days after.

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Re: The on-going ever-evolving process of feeding Mazy cat
« Reply #291 on: January 14, 2018, 09:21:54 AM »
Just to keep things straight for myself and anyone else interested:

When Mazy cat goes 10 days or more between meal vomits she continues to vomit for several more days afterward, and usually has at least one very ill day. If she pukes every 7 days, it's just a one time event and she moves on as if nothing happened.

This last time was typical.  She went 10 days with no food vomiting then on the 11th day vomited her entire breakfast so far (3 meals).  I had to be very careful with her diet the rest of that day, small portions, lots of SEB, and bone broth, but no more apparent illness.

The day after that she was fine.

The 2nd day after, she puked her first breakfast, which contained her denosyl pill from lunch the day before. (very strange that pill never went through her system)  She was very ill all day, only wanting tiny amounts and bone broth and plain meat, no EZc added.

The 3rd day she puked her breakfast again, first meal,  and it was a 'violent' hurl, and foul.  No fur in it.

Yesterday, 4th day, after her 3rd breakfast meal, 15 minutes had passed and I thought we were safe, she suddenly started doing the hyuck hyuck.  She jumped down off her perch and ran downstairs to the cardboard, had a few more spasms and stopped. Nothing came up.  She sniffed around, seemed surprised there was no puke, then went about her business.

Today, day 5 after the 10 day span was broken,  so far she seems to be finally over it.

I should mention that during all this, she was pooping normally, but not with much fur in it, including today's poop.  So there is still a wad of fur to be moved out.

All this is typical of when she goes 10 days or more between episodes. 1st day Puke, 2nd day skip a day, 3rd day puke again and feel sick, 4th day puke again, normal after, and then 5th day  an almost puke.

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