These cases are designed to help you look at living and past examples of this disease and other GI conditions. Each cat has different dietary needs, medications, treatments, etc. As you will see, it’s not an easy road. Some thrive, some have a much harder time, and some just don’t make it. That’s the harsh reality of any disease. But the purpose of these studies is to help shed some light as to what possibly could have started your kitty’s IBD and maybe help you find some answers and support so that your kitty can live a long, happy and healthier life from this day forward. If you would like to include your cat as a case study, please see instructions below:
If you are a veterinarian or are currently working on research for feline IBD, please take some time to examine each case study. We’re here to provide you with statistics and examples as to how prevalent this disease is.
We’re always looking for cats to document on this site as a way of letting researchers, universities, veterinarians and the public know what kind of treatments, foods, age group, etc., that these cats are falling into. If you would like to contribute information on your cat for this section, please provide the proper information and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please try to stick within these guidelines to make it easier. Thank you. (Due to the long list of cats passing away I can no longer receive case studies for cats that have already passed away at this time. Only cats for the living section will be accepted).
1. Save written information in a word or works format and include as an attachment.
2. Include your first and last name & email address, strictly for MY records only and will not be listed on the website, and your cat’s full name (first and last, or last initial if you’re not comfortable including it).
3. Include your city, state, province, country, etc. Whatever information you feel comfortable providing, as long as there is some idea of your area.
4. Include two pictures saved as jpgs. of just that one cat. Attach separately from the documented info.
5. Your cat’s approximate date of birth, gender and breed.
6. Each condition the cat’s been diagnosed with and approximate date of diagnosis for them, not just IBD but all conditions the cat has in addition as they are relevant to treatments.
7. Please do not write in diary form, no need for a day to day account. Write a synopsis of what’s happened since they first began getting sick, all the way up until now. When the symptoms began, how it was diagnosed, what tests were run, how it was treated, any and all additional treatments, foods that they were eating before IBD and food changes since being diagnosed, all medications, holistic treatments, herbs and supplements.
8. Names of diseases do NOT get capitalized and medications get capitalized only if they are brand names. Also try to do a simple spell check before you submit your cat’s story to us.
9. A good way to remember everything that’s happened and look up the dates and tests that were performed is to have your vet send you a copy of their records. It’s MUCH easier than trying to remember everything, but please write it from your point of view and not the vet’s, because that’s important as you are the pet parent. Feel free to review each kitty’s page and choose whatever style you’d like to submit your info. Your cat will have their own profile page that must be continually updated. Any visits to the vet for checkups, additional complications, tests, food changes, medications, supplements, etc. should be sent to update their page. It’s very important to keep these pages updated the best you can.
10. Because IBD is an ever-changing condition, we also need to include any news of downturns and setbacks or especially good news of progress. By including your kitty on this site, you’re pledging to help others find any possible treatments that might work for their cats. And in turn, others become invested in the lives and progress of your kitty. Your participation in this section is greatly appreciated and will benefit so many others.