Celiac.com Sponsor (A1):


Join eNewsletter


Celiac.com Sponsor (A1-m):



Join eNewsletter

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

melrobsings

Like Mother Like....daughter?

Recommended Posts

This is a bit lame but I HAD to share this. My cat has really bad allergies and her poo smells so bad she will blow you out of the house! i recently took her to a new vet. The vet asked what i was feeding her, i said Iams cause i hear it's the best.

She did a few swab tests.....tested them and came back and said "you cat is allergic to GRAINS, it's very common" "at first I thought this was a joke and how did she find out I was a Celiac?! She said Sass (my cat) has all the symptoms, smelly poo, runny eyes and nose and slugish! WHO KNEW!?

So I put her on this food that is pricey, about $1.07 a can, and it's grain free and she's like a new cat! I don't have to use 1/2 a can of oust to get rid of the smell, she is more regular and her runny nose and eyes are GONE! Not to mention she is move active and not as crotchity!

Thus, my daughter has the feline version of Celiac! My bf thinks I'm crazy and my mom says "well that is why she is your cat and came to you cause you would understand!"

We are both happy and well on our "grain free" diet! :)


all my life i have had an oat allergy.

gluten-free 5/2005.

active yeast free since... don't remember.

refined sugar free 5/2010.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Celiac.com Sponsor (A8):

Celiac.com Sponsor (A8):


That is ironic!

I always thought it was weird that my MIL and FIL both have to take thyroid medication, and now their dog does too.

Perhaps there is more to the nature/nurture debate after all?


Tummy troubles began in early 2005.

Misdiagnosed with IBS in May 2006, meds didn't work.

June 2007 IgA results 137.8, MD said "normal" is <20. Gluten intolerant.

7/2/07 endoscopy indicated Celiac Sprue. Gluten free since that day.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awwww!! Your Mom is right, she knew you would understand and help her.

Lots of pets have an intollerance to grains. I have heard quite a few folks on here say that their pet has "celiac".

Good luck with your fur baby. I'm glad she is feeling better.

-Jessica :rolleyes:


Jessica

Gluten Free since 12-31-2002!!

Kansas

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

LOL :D


Nadine

mom of 4 great kids - 2 diagnosed with autism and 2 typical kids (thank goodness)

all this started after my hysterectomy in March of 2006

G.F. since Feb 2007

Soy free since April 2007

Blood work was negatvie (after 2 weeks of being on the gluten-free diet)

entrolab results:

Antigliadin 9 (normal <10)

HLA-DQB1 Allele 1 - 0302

HLA-DQB2 Allele 2 - 0502

HLA-DQ 3,1 (subtype 8,5)

carrying one celiac gene and one gluten intolerant gene

nurse at entrolab figures i caught this early and dont eat gluten anymore

life is like a box of chocolates;sometimes you get stuck with the yukky coconut fillet one

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We have something similar with our dog. As my dd became sicker over the last year (before figuring out that gluten was the culprit), so did our dog. It turns out that the dog also has an autoimmune disorder - possibly canine lupus. I switched her to a gluten free dog food and she's doing much better, to the point that she hasn't even needed steroids. When she (dog) was diagnosed, dd had just been diagnosed, and I told the vet about it. She said that she's seen pets mirror their people's illnesses many times. Glad your kitty is better!

Rho

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a couple grain intolerant pets as well. I switched to the Evo Innova brand of grain free raw food because of CC issues and was amazed that I was no longer cleaning up kitty puke a number of times a week. This kitty also had some hair loss due to allergies and just like me his hair grew back and he is down to 20 lbs. Amazing for him, at his heaviest he was 26. Loads of fun for arthritic me to try and carry around.

I don't think this is unusual, just like celiac, unnoticed. Grain in pet food is mainly there as a filler to bulk up the 'waste meat and scraps' that go into most pet food. It is not in there to make them happy. How many times have you caught your kitty in the garden eating corn and how many farmers need guard dogs to protect the wheat from maurauding cats. :D


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Could you tell me what type of cat food you use? One of my cats has the same problem. When he uses the litter box in the basement I can smell it upstairs!


Beth

Gluten free since January 2007.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OMG I totally forgot!! She hasn't puked either!!!! Hasn't even wheezed...but she still snores loudly! lol

I use Wellness cat food, she hates the beef one though.

Wow we should start a new group celiacs and pets! lol


all my life i have had an oat allergy.

gluten-free 5/2005.

active yeast free since... don't remember.

refined sugar free 5/2010.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites