Re: Cat won't eat - help!
> I have a 15 year old male Persian cat who was diagnosedIs he on a salt-free diet at the recommendation of the vet? I don't
> last week with mitral valve heart trouble. Prior to the
> diagnosis, he was eating his Fancy Feast catfood fine.
> Since the diagnosis, he is on a salt-free diet, and now
> refuses to eat almost anything.
know much about valve problems, but I know my cat's cardiologist and
regular vet didn't emphasize putting her on a low salt diet (she has
RCM and has been in CHF for 6 months). In fact, I asked about
changing her food and they both said that it's not essential and
it's more important that she eat. Perhaps you should give him his
Fancy Feast back, but check with your vet first.
The latest thinking on sodium restriction is that it
is usually not advocated until the later stages of
CHF. I realize your cat is 15 and I do not have all
the information. Whenever a change in food is
contemplated with a cat to a prescription diet,
transitioning by mixing the two foods together will
usually work better than an abrupt change because cats
are creatures of habit.
You say your cat was diagnosed with mitral valve
trouble. Is he CRF or hyperT? Was an echo done and
what if any meds have been prescribed? Is sodium
restriction the only thing that was prescribed? Was
your cat seen by either an Internal Medicine vet or a
Cardiologist? They would have ACVIM in addition to
the DVM in their title.
In the meantime let him have some Fancy Feast.
Anorexia begets anorexia in cats
--- leeborgmeier <leeborgmeier@...> wrote:
> I have a 15 year old male Persian cat who was__________________________________
> last week with mitral valve heart trouble. Prior to
> diagnosis, he was eating his Fancy Feast catfood
> Since the diagnosis, he is on a salt-free diet, and
> refuses to eat almost anything. He doesn't like the
> salt-free cat food, he doesn't like people hamburger
> turkey hamburger.
> Does anyone have any suggestions on salt-free food
> he may eat? I really worried; he has eaten almost
> in two days.
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