Does my cat REALLY have food allergies? Symptoms: Blood in stool. Then, mouth sore. Help!

My cat has had red blood in his stool for several years now. We've run many tests at the vet and come up short on heartworm and the like. They tried to weed out food allergy by putting him on a corn free food (chicken soup for the cat lovers soul). He did get better for a while, but I think that may have just been the antibiotics that he was on at the time?... because the blood came back. Later, we tried another vet and another brand of food (taste of the wild -grain free) About 1 week after switching to this food, he got a sore on his bottom lip. He's having trouble eating and drinking. The vet gave him antibiotics and wants us to give benadryl three times per day. If that doesn't work, he has to take a steroid. She says these are also caused by allergies but wouldn't state if she thought it was the food switch. Right now, I don't know what food to put him on? Is this really the right treatment? Why do I feel like he gets worse when I take him to the vet? :(

Best Answer

  • Cindi LeonardCindi Leonard Plantation, Fla.Member Posts: 1,670
    Accepted Answer
    Have you tried a holistic vet? They recommend herbs and natural remedies that conventional vets don't. It sounds like your guy still needs medical help, and hopefully there is a vet like this in your area! ^_^


  • I am giving my cats TTW now and some have gotten sores.Also blood in their stools I have a lot of rescued cats. Will try different food. Thanks for posting!
  • I have two cats with real bad food allergies. I have tried every grain free food out there and nothing is working. I took one of my cats to the vets and she stated that cats have more of a protein allergy rather then wheat/grain allergy. My cats have eaten seafood, chicken, beef, turkey, etc... and get sick with horrible loose stools. I am waiting for a special vet food to come in that is still grain free and just has venison in it. I do not know if it will work but am trying because it is so sad to see them not be able to eat anything without getting sick.
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