|Purred: Sun Jan 13, '13 11:56pm PST |
|Might want to try canned Wellness Chicken or Turkey which is high calorie, high protein & fat content.
plus leave out some of a similar kibble like the Wellness Core or Merrick's Before Grain or Innova Evo.
That's kind of like feeding kitten food since those are all life stages foods.
If you want to try some kitten food, a kitten food kibble that seems to be helpful to put weight on is Royal Canin Babycat.
and if this doesn't work, and your vet is sure there are not parasites, I would second the idea of a novel protein food like duck, rabbit or venison. I had IBD and the internal med vet suggested Natures Variety. I loved the venison. We got both raw and canned, and it helped me put some weight on.
If you keep having a problem with keeping weight on, then you may need to consider some more tests like for pancreatic enzyme insufficiency.
It's not bad to be a bit on the thin side - it's actually healthy -- but not so good if your ribs are all visible and your hipbones are sharply jutting out etc.
Hope you will get this solved!
With cats I always would be concerned about making sure they get enough moisture, since there have been studies that found that cats on a dry diet get only up to half the amount of water as cats on wet food, including both the content of the food and what they drank. Cats descend from wildcats in North Africa who evolved to get their water from their food (prey) and did not develop a strong thirst drive. So no matter what the other issues going on, I would want to have wet food as at least half of the diet, because its healthier in the long run for urinary tract and kidneys. ( I had a urethral blockage once when i was about 4 and it was NO fun! It was very painful and I could have died from it!)
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