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  • thesinomen
    ... but here it ... not good ... high in ... grain to ... the most ... can mix in ... Vitamin A ... natural kinds. ... bonkers for ... treats. My cats ... But
    Message 1 of 5 , May 31 6:12 PM
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      --- In feline-heart@y..., "Sandler, Zellene E."
      <zellene.sandler@p...> wrote:
      > GETTING A CAT TO EAT
      > I wrote this a while ago and recently posted it to another list,
      but here it
      > is:
      >
      > When my Katchina had cancer, she lost her appetite. Some things
      that worked:
      >
      > Fancy Feast Sardines...smells awful but she would eat it. Probably
      not good
      > for kidneys, but the cat needs to eat.
      > Broiled mackeral or salmon (I ate most of it.) Both are fatty and
      high in
      > EFA's.
      >
      > It seemed the cheaper the cat food the better. It went against my
      grain to
      > feed tuna cat food, or Kal Kan, but if she would eat it, that was
      the most
      > important thing. Kal Kan gravy is very appealing to cats so you
      can mix in
      > some better foodies with it.
      >
      > Little strips of raw beef liver went down easily. This is high in
      Vitamin A
      > so you need to watch the quantity. Try to use the organic or
      natural kinds.
      > Blood is nutritious and I would let her lap it up.
      >
      > Deli turkey or roast beef...especially if you can find them without
      > preservatives or spices.
      >
      > Catnip is an appetite stimulant. I sometimes put it on her food.
      >
      > Kitty Kaviar is a treat food that smells really strong...they go
      bonkers for
      > it sprinkled on food.
      >
      > Liv A Littles made by Halo are freeze dried chicken or liver
      treats. My cats
      > love them.
      >
      > There are prescriptions (cyproheptadine) that stimulate appetite.
      But a vet
      > needs to prescribe this.
      >
      > Nutri-cal in a tube and hand feed.
      >
      > z
      I'm going to the pet store tomorrow for nutri-cal....seems as though
      Sidney will still lap the hairball medicine straight from the tube
      (go figure), so maybe he could be "fooled" into food-in-a-tube!
    • zellenecats
      I posted this to the list a while ago, but here it is again! ... but here it ... not good ... high in ... grain to ... the most ... can mix in ... Vitamin A
      Message 2 of 5 , Jul 9, 2002
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        I posted this to the list a while ago, but here it is again!

        > GETTING A CAT TO EAT
        > I wrote this a while ago and recently posted it to another list,
        but here it
        > is:
        >
        > When my Katchina had cancer, she lost her appetite. Some things
        that worked:
        >
        > Fancy Feast Sardines...smells awful but she would eat it. Probably
        not good
        > for kidneys, but the cat needs to eat.
        > Broiled mackeral or salmon (I ate most of it.) Both are fatty and
        high in
        > EFA's.
        >
        > It seemed the cheaper the cat food the better. It went against my
        grain to
        > feed tuna cat food, or Kal Kan, but if she would eat it, that was
        the most
        > important thing. Kal Kan gravy is very appealing to cats so you
        can mix in
        > some better foodies with it.
        >
        > Little strips of raw beef liver went down easily. This is high in
        Vitamin A
        > so you need to watch the quantity. Try to use the organic or
        natural kinds.
        > Blood is nutritious and I would let her lap it up.
        >
        > Deli turkey or roast beef...especially if you can find them without
        > preservatives or spices.
        >
        > Catnip is an appetite stimulant. I sometimes put it on her food.
        >
        > Kitty Kaviar is a treat food that smells really strong...they go
        bonkers for
        > it sprinkled on food.
        >
        > Liv A Littles made by Halo are freeze dried chicken or liver
        treats. My cats
        > love them.
        >
        > There are prescriptions (cyproheptadine) that stimulate appetite.
        But a vet
        > needs to prescribe this. I gave 1/4 pill once a day.
        >
        > Nutri-cal in a tube and hand feed.
        >
        > z
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