Many diets have been proposed for the management of Crohn's disease, and many do improve symptoms, but none have been proven to cure the disease.  The specific carbohydrate diet usually requires adjustments by patients; if a patient finds that certain foods increase or decrease symptoms, they may adjust their diet accordingly. A food diary is recommended to see what positive or negative effects particular foods have. A low residue diet may be used to reduce the volume of stools excreted daily. People with lactose intolerance due to small bowel disease may benefit from avoiding lactose -containing foods. Patients who cannot eat may be given total parenteral nutrition (TPN), a source of vitamins and nutrients.
My Caroline is 15 years old, has always been fat, happy, lazy and the healthiest of all the household pets. A few months ago she started having loose stool which has gotten increasingly worse until now she can’t make it to the litter box, plus she’s started upchucking lots of liquid, and just not her old happy self. We’ve been to the vet and had: full blood panel; super x-rays and ultra sound, tests for parasites… All has been negative so the vet is guessing she has IBS and prescribed flagyl liquid 2x/day for a week which did not help. We also switched to the dry pea and duck food which she didn’t like at first but is eating. Now the vet is talking about doing an invasive biopsy and going on steroids: I hate both things as have had negative results with older pets before. The vet says Caroline also has a bad back and lots of arthritis. She used to weigh 16+ pounds but has lost down to 14 in the last 3 months, is drinking lots more water, but is not diabetic. Who is Vitality Science and how can I contact them?