|Purred: Sun Dec 23, '07 12:19pm PST |
|Hi Dusty! You are a gorgeous cat!
My first suggestion woud be a blood, stool, and urine test. This is probably an underlying health problem that needs to be dealt with. Since your cats are seniors, they should be getting their blood tested anywhere from 1-4 times per year. That way you will be able to catch health problems early and treat- if not CURE them.
My second suggestion would be to switch foods. I know that is not what you wanted to do, but Purina cat food is not superior. If you look at the ingredients, you'll notice almost all of the ingredients are grains and cereals (not to mention LOTS of artificial preservatives that cause cancer).
Cats are carnivores. They cannot function off of high-carb diets (i.e. Purina, Iams, Science Diet, other generic cat foods). They are predatory mammals that have evolved to eat a diet high in protein consisting of meats, organs, and bones (a raw food diet, Orijen, Innova, Felidae, Solid Gold, or EVO kibble). Their stomachs are not able to tolerate nor absorb the nutrients from cereals that their body needs..
Add something nutritious into your cats' diets. Raw eggs, slightly cooked ground meats, raw meaty bones (YES, I said raw meaty BONES, bones are safe as long as they are raw), and raw organs will add nutrients that are easily absorbed by your cat's body. Why? Because cats are built to eat and soak up nutrients from raw materials.
Some warmed up Kitten Milk Replacer will also put some weight on your cats. Mix it into their kibble.
Good luck! We hope you two gain lots of weight and have many more years to thrive!
Edited by author Sun Dec 23, '07 12:19pm PST