Re: Fw: [FH] Update on Mickey with Heart Murmur
- hi all,
Everyone, please keep in mind that changing food in the midst of trying to treat a sick kitty, especially heart kitties, should always be done very slowly (if you're going to do it), so that you don't shock the system, which mainly is the digestive system and pancreas. Changing or stopping any of their regular food that they've been on for any length of time can put stress on the pancreas and digestive system, resulting in pancreatitis and/or irritable bowel problems.
I agree that dry food isn't great for kitties, but if that's the only thing they'll eat, then that's what you should give them. You can try mixing in some wet food into their dry food...try that for a change and see if they'll accept it. But be very careful when stopping any food or changing food, it must be done really slowly.
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and the gang
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--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Westgold" <westgold@...> wrote:
> Hi -- maybe this information will help. First, stop giving her any dry food. She will be healthier on the wet food diet, and it will make it easier for you to give her the meds. She may cry for the kibbles, but be strong, just don't ever give her any.
> Anything else, other than mixing the meds in the food, will cause her stress. The animelts will probably work, but you'll still have to catch her, pin her down, open her mouth and stick it inside. Our heart kitties shouldn't have ANY stress. So please try the method I give above -- it will work like a charm. That's the only way I can get the atenolol into Tigger.