Poor McKenzie has been suffering from digestive problems for most of this year. She's seen the vet a couple of times and last time was put on a prescription diet. She's done 10 weeks on the diet and, while her early morning bile issues have improved out of sight, she still gets a sore tummy almost every morning after breakfast. I booked her in to see the best vet (he's hard to get in with as he has very few available appointments but I totally trust him). He listened really carefully and said it sounded like IBD and the diet change hasn't been enough to get it under control. We've come away with some Salazopyrin and a digestive supplement. He said it's possible that the prescription diet plus supplement will be enough to keep it under control, but more likely she'll need to be on a low dose of meds for the rest of her life. He said if it is IBD then I should see an improvement in about 5 days. Obviously it's not great that she's likely to need medication for the rest of her life, but at the same time, I'm glad he doesn't think it's anything more worrying. And while I don't like her being on the feather food, it's so good that she doesn't get the bile problem any more! He also listened to her heart and said he doesn't think her murmur is as bad as the last vet said, so that is very good news. Fingers crossed the meds work - I feel so sorry for her suffering every morning!