Prozyme is certainly one choice. Years ago I relied on it for my dogs & cats. But more up to date research recommends animal based digestive enzyme instead of plant based, which is what Prozyme is. The company...use to be privately own...but a few years ago it was been purchased by a larger conglomerate. That always worries me.
From: kellikitti <kellikitti@...
To: feline-heart <email@example.com
Sent: Fri, Jan 28, 2011 6:14 pm
Subject: Re: [FH] things to feed to keep weight on?
I second the feline assisted feeding yahoo group. When I had a kitty with liver disease, that group was a lifesaver. They have great resources in their files section about encouraging cats to eat and also caloric content of a huge number of commercial pet foods.
My heart kitty Cleo is also low weight, and nothing in her labs shows any indication for why she's low weight. the cardio hoped that getting her arrhythmia normalized would help her put on some weight because she'd have a more normal metabolism. that didn't happen.
I live near a holistic pet store and we asked them for advice. They had a lot, of course. One of the things they recommended was for us to use a pre-biotic with Cleo's food, and actually they said it was fine to use with all the cats.
So, we picked up one called "pro-zyme" and if you google it you can read the reviews and their website even offers a free sample (you pay shipping). I have only been using it for about a week so I can't report on success yet, but I can say she doesn't seem to even notice it in the food and she is super picky. The idea is that it will help the animals to get more nutrition out of the food, particularly commercial pet food.
Low weight seems to be a challenge that no one has one right answer for, except to keep trying and when you find something that works, stick with it as long as it's working.
Laurel and Cleo
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Westgold" <westgold@...> wrote:
> There is also a yahoogroup for assisted-feeding -- those people there will
> have tried everything
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