"I have a cat that has inflammatory bowel disease. Her Vet thinks she has allergies as well. She has itchy, red, sore skin. She scratches her skin and loses quit a bit of hair. She vomits after eating and has gas sometimes. I want to know which product is good for her diseases. Is it Stimmune for cat allergies or Ouch Away? Can I also give her the Multi Essential Cat Vitamins at the same time?
She's currently taking a homeopathic remedy called Nux-V. She has good response to the Nux-V.
But her symptoms would come back after 3-4 weeks. I want to give her your herbal products since my other cat is responding so well to the ES Clear."
Inflammatory bowel disease is very hard to treat. A multi vitamin would be a good base, to round out her nutrients especially if she is having digestion problems. Any other product I would recommend would only help with the symptoms of IBD. The reason for IBD is hard to diagnose, it can be an allergy like your vet suggested, infection, parasites or cancer. If you are going to focus on allergies you need to look closely at food allergies. A lot of cats have wheat or grain allergies that gradually come to light. You might want to talk to your vet about a homemade diet or a special gluten free food to see if that will help. The Stimmune helps to boost the immune system and help ease the symptoms.
Her skin problem is also a symptom of a bigger problem. The Ouch Away will defiantly help with her open patches of skin and allow the areas to heal properly and re-grow hair. Hair loss and sores can be cause by allergies (both airborne and food), vitamin deficiencies, or thyroid and kidney disorders. Like I said with the IBD, the Ouch Away will help treat the symptoms, but they will not cure the problem.
It is hard to diagnose her problem with her positive reaction to Nux-V. Nux-V is recommended for many different ailments so it can't pinpoint any one problem.
The Multi Essentials is a good start for both her problems and can be use with other supplements. The Stimmune will give her some relief and help you to diagnose allergies. The Ouch Away would be effective in relieving her discomfort and preventing infection.