Herbie - such a Cool Cat!
He was a stray kitten who was surrendered to us at St Bernard's Road Veterinary Clinic and because of his awesome personality he was put in the Cat Adoption Program. Although he has always been a bright and happy kitty, he has had intermittent tummy problems and is a good example of how diet can make a huge difference when trying to settle down vomiting and diarrhoea.
Initially he was vomiting frequently, probably because he suddenly had access to lots of high quality food, and he also had really soft faeces. Even though kittens should be fed on a kitten or growth diet, he was put onto Hills i/d diet and his vomiting and diarrhoea resolved.
We also found that he would 'inhale' anything put in his food bowl, which would then trigger vomiting. By regulating the amount of food that he had access to we were also able to better manage his gastrointestinal disease. Transitioning him onto dry biscuits, rather than feeding wet food has also helped, as he can't eat the biscuits as quickly.
Hills i/d diet is specifically designed to be gentle on the stomach and promote good intestinal function. Feeding a diet which supports intestinal health can make a huge difference when we are trying to manage vomiting and diarrhoea.
Herbie is now back on track and hoping to find his furever family soon.