Your Questions Answered: Cat Pseudomonas Infection Treatment, Doing Candida Cleanse With Fruit Diet & CanXida Not Working For Me

Question:My small cat, diagnosed with a Pseudomonas infection in her left sinus post-polyp removal surgery, has been struggling for 8 months. She’s been on “Remove” (1/4 tablet, 3x a day in food) for 3 weeks and weighs 9 lbs. Additionally, I’m using a nasal spray to aid her breathing and she follows a natural diet, including wild salmon and supplements from holistic Dr. Pitcairn. What further steps should I take to address her infection, considering I prefer not to use low-dose antibiotics due to potential residual damage?

Just like in humans, the majority of a cat’s immunity resides in its digestive tract, so keeping it balanced with an array of good bacteria is a great way to ensure that your cat stays healthy. One possible way to do that is by supplementing your cat’s diet with probiotics which help to regulate digestive and overall health. These live microorganisms are believed to help treat and prevent a variety of illnesses and diseases, especially those related to the gastrointestinal system.

There are no current studies on giving cats a probiotic supplement designed for humans so veterinarians urge to opt for products that are specially designed for cats. Cats are obligate carnivores, their small intestines are shorter and their microflora is different from humns, so human probiotics might not work in cats. Cat probiotics come in powders, pills, and infused inside of treats. In order to get the largest benefit out of a probiotic supplement, look for the highest CFU (colony forming units) that you can find.

Diversity is also important. Make sure that there is than just one type of bacteria. The strains that cats tend to do best with are those of the Bifidobacterium and Enterococcus families. Bifidobacterium tends to live in the small intestine, whereas Enterococcus generally resides in the colon and each strain has a different function to boost gut immunity and overall promoting health. Always consult with your vet before starting any new supplement regime for your feline friend.

Question: I started the purging program yesterday. Is it ok to do the fruits version? Because CanXida has fruits restrictions on those with candida.

During a yeast or candida cleanse specifically, it is important to limit the source of energy of the yeast by altering the diet. Patients undergoing a yeast cleanse are typically instructed to limit carbohydrates to 60 grams per day as well as avoid any dietary sources of yeast and fermented foods for the time being. Dietary changes are made in conjunction to providing antifungal support in the form of nutraceutical compounds such as berberine, oregano oil, caprylic acid and others. Fruit is generally eaten only in small amounts during the Candida diet since they are quite high in net carbs, and some of the natural sugars found in fruits can feed a Candida overgrowth. Candida doesn’t discriminate between natural and processed sugars and it can use both to grow and form biofilms. Fruits contain varying amounts of fructose, glucose, and sucrose.

Sucrose has been shown to strongly support Candida growth and biofilm creation. Glucose has also been demonstrated to promote Candida albicans growth. Fructose is a little different and is metabolized more slowly by Candida than other sugars. However eating too much fructose (more so from processed foods and sweeteners) in the long term can lead to insulin resistance, fatty liver disease, and diabetes. Some fruits, like lemons, limes, and avocado, will have virtually no impact on your blood sugar but others, like grapes, bananas, and figs, are high in net carbs and not suitable.Other lower-sugar fruits allowed are all berries, kiwis and apples in small amounts. Eating fruit together with a fat source or protein will slow down the absoption of sugar which will be more beneficial for stoping Candida.

Question: I have a question. Would there be any cases where someone is taking canxida tablets long-term and developing maroon streaked or black specked poop after a few months? Initially I thought I developed this because I stopped taking the tablets and waiting for the new shipment to arrive. But the symptoms haven’t changed even after I started taking canxida again. The symptoms have been on-going for 2 weeks. Should I stop taking canxida for now because of this? I’m going to be checking in with my family doctor a bit warm due to heat expose.

Your stool may sometimes show black specks on it. This is mainly due to medicines or diet of that individual. Although it might be harmless you should still go to a gastroenterologist for a checkup. The black spots in poop you see may be due to the following reasons: Some foods contain ingredients that may cause black spots to appear in your stool in case of improper digestion like black pepper, bananas, paprika, and dark-pigmented fruits or veggies. Blueberries, figs, cherries, and plums are some of the fruits that may stain the stool. Other times, the dark spots you spot may be a presence of undigested seeds. A large portion of junk food is contains high levels of fats that work to turn the poop back in color since it needs more bile to aid in digestion which is naturally dark. Excess fiber induces rapid bowel movement that leads to premature bile secretion in the poop. You can combine fibrous foods with protein and carbs.

This will decrease fiber intake per meal. Usually iron supplements are the reason why you see black dots in your stool. This is a good sign to see specks in poop as it shows good absorption of iron in the body. Finally some drugs to treat bacterial or fungal infections may be your answer to the black specks in your stool. The dark spots you see in the waste matter may be the dead parasites, bacteria and yeast being expelled from your gastrointestinal tract.

Usually, black spots or specks in stool are not a matter of concern since, the majority of the time, the reason is a food or supplement you take as a part of your diet. However, do not hesitate to reach out to a doctor if you are showing additional symptoms.

Disclaimer: It’s crucial to consult with your healthcare professional before making any changes to your health regimen or when experiencing symptoms.