Cidney

PLEASE HELP FAST!!!!how can we fatten up a cat who came to us skin and bones?

we had a cat last year and she went to a neighbors to live recently like last night she came to us just skin and bones she is so weakshe can barely walk i need help fast im affraid she wont make it!!!!!!!!!!!!! how can i fatten her up before winter?


Asked by Cidney on Oct 25th 2010 in Other Health & Wellness
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Izadore (Izzie)

You've gotten some good advice, especially about taking her to the vet for an exam. It sounds like without immediate medical care, she won't make it. She may be injured or have been abused. If she is not spayed, please have that done. Repeatedly having litters of kittens is very bad for a cat and can make her weak and skinny. You cannot quickly fatten up a cat like a Thanksgiving turkey, unfortunately, She needs to be put on a high-protein diet that your vet can recommend. It will take time to make her healthy again, but it can be done. After you get her back on track, you MUST keep an eye on her and keep her home or the same thing will happen again. Good luck and purrs for her recovery!


Izadore (Izzie) answered on Oct 26th.

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Louie (1996-2013)

Please go see a vet to make sure she's healthy otherwise. They will give you advice about the best way for her to safely gain weight.


Louie (1996-2013) answered on 10/25/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


gracie tatanka

louie is right straight to the vets! keep her as warm and comfortable as possable give her broths etc until you get to the vets and once they give her the all clear you can start building her up certainly for the time being free feed her give her anything with strong scents and flavours as this will encourage her to eat. anything high in protein will help it will however take her sometime to recover so i would given the time of year recommend she become a house cat if possable when she has recovered she will let you know if and when she wants to be an outside cat again. the best of luck we are thinking of you.


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Dahlia

She is likely very dehydrated and you will not be able to fix this with fluids via her mouth. She will likely need IV fluids that enter directly into her body. Anytime you see an animal in that poor of shape, they need to go straight to a veterinarian.


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Guest

Please take the cat to a vet IMMEDIATELY! This cat needs serious medical attention and IV fluid hydration. The cat may be very ill besides being malnourished. Do not give your cat broth (as one poster recommended). Broth has garlic and onion in it which can be very dangerous to cats. Get to the Vet NOW!


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Lexi

Take the kitty to the vet first. Once at back at home feed her some Nutri-cal supplement. It's helped me a lot in the past(and presently too) with my foster kitties


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