With IBD sadly becoming increasingly common in cats, and raw feeding often recommended as a " solution" I thought it might be useful to create a thread detailing the transition of one IBD sufferer to raw . Many longstanding forum members will be aware that my Dylan has IBD. Despite the best efforts of a whole host of vets , including the specialists from Langford, Dylan remains a regular vomiter. My vet has approved that I try Dylan with a completely raw diet but I know that this is not going to be a simple transition. After all, nothing with IBD sufferers is ever simple. I plan to detail our progress, and setbacks, in the hope that someone else may be able to learn from our experiences. 29/5/17 Dylan is vomiting approximately 3 times weekly. Medication wise he is on 1mg prednisolone twice daily ( he would vomit most days without this ) as well as 5mg cetirizine daily. The cetirizine was instigated , with my vet's approval, because there is some evidence that this can help with eosinophilic inflammation which Dylan has. He also has neutrophilic and lymphoplasmacytic inflammation as well as fibrosis. I'm also giving Dylan 2 capsules per day of http://www.hollandandbarrett.com/sh...otic-balance-ultimate-flora-capsules-60005098. This is recommended on the Raw for IBD Fb site. Dylan weighs 4.8kg. He is currently eating James Wellbeloved Lamb pouches so I feel that lamb is probably the best protein to start introducing raw. My logic is that I want to make all changes as gradually as possibly because Dylan reacts badly to any change. I start by adding a tiny ( initially approx. 3g ) chunk of raw lamb leg to 2 of Dylan's meals for a couple of days. I then add the chunks to 4 meals before starting to increase the size of the chunks. 14/6/17 I've worked Dylan up to eating 15g - 20g lamb leg daily. I know that it is safe to feed up to 15% of his diet " unbalanced". He can eat anything up to 420g wet food in a day but I believe that for his weight a normal raw ration would be approx. 150g. I therefore feel that I can safely go up to approx. 22g per day without needing to add supplements to balance. The level of his vomiting remains the same - 3 times per week. 15/6/17 I receive a sample of EZcomplete premix from the USA. http://www.foodfurlife.com/store/p3/EZComplete_Fur_Cats_-_130_Servings.html This premix has been developed specifically for cats with IBD, although it is appropriate for most cats, and will allow me to increase Dylan's proportion of raw/wet. Instructions tell me to mix the premix with the correct amount of meat to make the food complete, and then introduce it very gradually. I therefore drop the amount of raw lamb I'm feeding to 10g per day, then increase very slowly. 3/7/17 Dylan's vomiting has increased as I've increased the raw food. He's either been sick, or looked nauseous, 5 times in the last 5 days. I contact the makers of the premix who are the founders of the Raw for IBD Fb group for advice. One of them advises me to change the protein I'm feeding. It seems that lamb, as well as other red meats, is notorious for causing vomiting. I'm advised to use chicken, turkey, rabbit or pork. I feel that it is highly likely that Dylan has a problem with poultry so I choose pork- reducing the quantity back down to approx. 10g daily as this is a new protein and must be introduced slowly.