My poor old car isnt doing well, my beloved cat of 17 yrs thats right i said 17 YEARS, has a thiroid condition. The vet said all her symptoms are normal the clumpy fur growth (her hair now grows in in clumps, as well as falls out in clumps) the drastic weight loss she is such a sad sad sight she looks like death walking :(. The vet said putting her down isnt needs since she seems to be in good condition other wise. She doesnt seem to be in pain, she sees and hears just fine, she has slowed down alot but still gets around just fine and other wise seems happy and comfortable. The thing im concerned about is the weight loss and her decreased appatite the vet says its normal and fine, but she wont eat dry food no more she will eat canned,drink milk and eggs but I worry shes not getting enough nutrition.
I was wondering if there is any kind of nutrition drink for cats like there is for people. If theres not what can i try to get her to perferably drink that has the most nutrition in it and possibly that is high in fat. I wanna try to put some life back in to her since the vet doesnt seem that euthanising her is nessasary. Please help she is my baby and my life long friend!
thanks i decided to try kitty milk (just got back from the store for cat food hunting) and she seems to really love the kitty milk!!
oddly enough looks like my lil girl maxie except she has white markings on her forehead.
That is an incredible age. Finding ways to feed the cat would be the answer. I've used yogart mix on rare occasions but the vet does have very nutritional paste for them to eat when regular feedings are impossible.
I actually was out at the pet store here and the lady at the pet store recomended one of these pastes but wont have it in till next week she bought up the stores supply of it because she has a 19 yr old cat with diabetes and her cat is also going down hill and uses it to help him with his appatite.
Hi there...so sorry to hear about your adored cat. Well, I know you can get a powdered milk for kittens if there Mum has died or not lactating....this is full of nutrients, and is perfect to give to adult cats too...its Hartz Precision Formula....I really hope your cat will improve in condition :)
Hi, My heart goes out to you and your sweet baby!
Colostrum is very good for cats, the vet recommended I give it to mine when she was a little one for her immune system. Just a little in spring or pure water has high nutrition like mother's milk.
Also, my cats love "soup". I take a high quality canned food (organic, no by-products and/or prescription diet) and mix it with warm/tepid water and they lap it up:)
As long as the canned food is good, and you give her a varied diet she should be fine without dry. Try kitten food - that's very high in nutrients and fats, my vet recommended it when my 18 yr old kitty had lost weight from chemo and intestinal cancer.
Also pan cooked chicken breast was good (a little olive oil and catnip on it too mmm) and white rice, like minute rice is easy to digest.
I am sending loving energies to your you and your sweet kitty.
are her teeth OK? Maybe she no longer eats dry food because she has an issue with herteeth/ mouth. Canned food will give her what she needs but the sudden change would tip me off that something could be wrong in her nouth.
Also, not sure if her thyroid meds need to be adjusted. She may gain a little weight if they adjust the meds.
I just reread the posts and you seem to be doing alot and getting some good suggestions. Good luck...she is lucky to have such a loving owner :)