Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Inflammatory Bowel Disease in cats is a condition in which the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is chronically irritated and/or inflamed. When this happens the walls of the GI tract thicken and prevent cats from properly digesting and absorbing nutrients from food.

Cats of any age can be affected by IBD, but this disease most commonly occurs in middle aged or older cats.

Disease Information Sites

Cornell University’s Feline Health Center has a good page covering the basics about IBD in cat

IBD Kitties has a ton of great information about treating IBD in cats. A lot of their information also covers treating IBS, chronic or acute diarrhea, and managing the symptoms of certain GI cancers.

Support Groups

The IBD Kitties support group on Facebook goes with the IBD Kitties website.