Temporary Holistic Treatment for IBD
I have been searching for a new vet to take my cat for a second opinion and treatment for her gastrointestinal issues (no confirmed diagnosis yet), and have found two prospective vets in the area. Unfortunately, I have been unable to make an appointment until a few days from now. The last couple days, my cat has been looking very bad, and yesterday she barely got up.
I had a prescription for Prednisolone, but she has not been started on it, as I have suspicions that it will make her condition worse in the long run. We do not know what the cause of it is, whether it may be a fungal infection or cancer, so I do not want to give it to her, especially if a biopsy is necessary. If I start her on it, I have to keep her on it for 3 weeks.
I did some research and have found that licorice root can sometimes be used to treat the symptoms of IBD with effects similar to steroids. Has anyone ever used this or any other holistic remedy? I need something temporary, just for a couple days, to try and hold her over before I can get her to the vet. I want to get some nutrients in her, but she doesn't absorb them with her swollen intestines. I am so scared she will be too far gone by the time the appointment comes.