I think my cat has ibs
I understand you guys can't tell whether he may have it or not because I would have to speak to a vet but none really help so far and I need your view on it.
I got my kitten when he was small because his mother didn't want him. When the weaning stage came, his poop was watery and I tried everything but no cat food seem to help and the watery poop just kept going, at times he would run around and his butt would just be leaking so he spent the majority of his kitten life in a cage due to his watery stool and about the time that he turned 6 months the stool became firm. Keep in mind that I tried changing his food but the only food that stuck well with him was merrick wet food, I have never tried to give him dry food because that would only worsen the problem. Anyways at 6 months he had firm stool for the first time. I was happy but then things went down hill because he started getting constipated and had enema done to him once. I have given him lactulose, mineral oil, miralax, milk, and so on and everything works until a certain amount of time and then he starts crying when he poops. His poop is not hard, its firm but I mean as a baby kitten, he pooped fine and then weaning came and everything went from non stop loose stool to firm constipatedness? I have read that constipation usually leads to ibs or megacolon but from your opinion, perhaps someone has a cat that has had this same problem? my cat is almost 8 months and he is nuetered. i have done xrays but the vet tells me that his poop is not hard, she has given him w/d hills wet food. It only worked for 2 days and he is crying, he is pooping but I know he will get constipated. Perhaps I need to change wet cat food, if so please tell me which was the best options. Please I am worried and I have gone from vet to vet and all of them just don't give me the answers I want.