Marietta wrote: actually i had not thought about that, but yes when he was a year old i was sure he wouldn't reach 2 years old having the bout so bad. So I'm glad then to have shared that yes they can reach a full age with intestinal issues. I do not have any cats, I only have dogs, and Stormy has always been find around them. On trips to the vethe would stay the day since I was working and he couldn't leave until I did. he would stay in the cat ward, and the first day his eyes got a bit red and runny. an hour after being home fine. 4 seperate days in the cat ward and the worst was when the cat ward was nearly full and his eyes became very red very puffy and runny(that was the last day he stayed there), and he seemed a bit congested. now mind you we use yesterdays news for the cats, so i know it wasn't a litter issue. and after returning home, he would be back to normal after an hour or 2. I asked the vet what do you think the chances are he's allergic to cats. She said" I'd say he is, next time he comes in run him home after his xrays, then come back to work, or bring him in when you are not working so he can go home promptly. " and on those days that i took him home right afterno reaction, and he never entered the cat ward, but stayed away from the cats in the breakroom until i took him back home.