need to find a soft food that my ageing cat can eat and will make him feel full instead of seeming like hes hungry all
on Feb 18th 2010
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If he is used to eating dry food, you can mix his dry food brand with a little low-sodium chicken broth, warm water or something called "Cat Sip" which is available at pet stores and some supermarkets and looks like a juice box. Let it soak for a few minutes until it's mushy. Also, if he's not been to a vet in a while, you may want to take him in just to make sure there are no health issues that make him seem like he's hungry all the time. Ageing cats, like humans, benefit from regular vet care as they get older. Purrs and headbonks to your little old guy.
Izadore (Izzie) answered on 2/18/10. Helpful? / 1
Get him checked out by a vet as older cats are prone to hyperthyroidism which revs up their metabolism and makes them feel hungry all the time. The vet can do a blood test to check if he has that and can also give him a general check-up/physical exam.
If he has hyperthyroidism the vet can give you meds which will control the issue and make him better again.
Generally canned food is better for older cats so making the change is a good idea. You best bet is to buy a can each of a selection of different types and flavours and see what he likes. Then you can stock up on the ones he likes. If he doesn't seem to like any you can make them more appetising by warming the food in a few seconds in the microwave or mixing in a little warm water. If the food is warm it will smell more appetising to him.
If you live on the west coast and are near a Trader Joes they do good own brand canned food. All my cats like it, its got good ingredients and its only 59 cents a can.
Freckles (1993-2011) answered on 2/18/10. Helpful? / 1