What To Feed A Cat With Triaditis

My 13yo cat has been diagnosed with Triaditis/Pancreatitis – I was wondering what food alternatives there are for her.  Hills is very expensive – could I feed her Advance?  She is also on Cerenia injections daily which help her tremendously.  I can’t afford the $70 odd dollars every week for Hills. Thanks and regards

Sally, Hopper’s Crossing, Vic

organs involved in triaditis in cats liver, bowel and pancreas

Hi Sally,

Gosh, sad to hear about your cat’s diagnosis with triaditis. It is always best to do as your vet recommends, and it appears that your cat may only recently have been diagnosed.

Because of this, it is unwise to change their diet until she is stable and feeling well again.

Once that occurs, there is no evidence to suggest that a particular diet is better for these cats.

Remember that triaditis in cats is an inflammatory disease condition that involves multiple organs concurrently, namely the pancreas (pancreatitis), liver – specifically the gall bladder (cholangitis) and gastrointestinal tract (inflammatory bowel disease or IBD).

With that in mind, it’s wise to feed a diet that contains higher levels of vitamin B12.

Sometimes, cats with this condition may benefit from the inclusion of pancreatic enzyme or a liver support treatment such as milk thistle or sAME.

If you are still looking for advice, we do offer a second opinion service if you wish for more in-depth advice.