Need advice on how to help my cat gain weight?
Topic: Need advice on how to help my cat gain weight?
January 26, 2020 / By Fergal Question:
My cat was very sick was rapidly losing weight (in a week went from a healthy weight to skin and bones) and was lethargic. We took him to the vet and they said he had a bladder infection. We put him on antibiotics and he went from lethargic to active again. But he is still skin and bones and it's been a month. I can't bare to pick him up because I feel every bone, it's like there is no fat left at all. I was thinking of buying him moist kitten food. What else can I do to help him gain weight. And what kind of diet or things can I do to prevent him from getting another urinary tract infection. I don't want to go back to ask the vet about the weight. We spent $400 just getting the diagnosis of a bladder infection last month (because they had to test everything they could think of) and we couldn't really even afford that and don't think we can deal with another bill like that.
I thought I would add that when I offer him wet food, he's happy to eat it. We usually offer him dry food but since we have other cats in the house I'm not sure how much of the dry stuff he's eating.
Best Answers: Need advice on how to help my cat gain weight?
Dallas | 6 days ago
Try feeding kitten food (1 or 2 extra meals). You can also get some Nutracal (vitamin paste) that can be given to sick cats. If he doesn't improve on extra meals in a few weeks and gain weight, you will need to take him back in.
Give him canned food and also try some extra boiled chicken breast.
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Originally Answered: im skinny and all i want is to gain weight any advice.?
A person who wants to quickly gain weight should consume healthy high-calorie foods. Eating food with lots of protein will help building attractive and lean muscles. So adding food with a lot protein in the normal nutrition will cause a steady weight gain.
So what kind of food should you eat to get a lot of protein? Here is a list of the best food to eat to gain weight.
* Beans and Tofu
* Drink Milk
Try to eat several small meals a day instead of a few big meals. This will help to balance your calorie intake.
First is he neutered, they usually gain weight when they are fixed. Someone mentioned using kitten food, this could work but I suggest asking your vet the best food for him, if it is expensive ask him to suggest a cheaper brand. I used to feed my cats dry mixed with soft food and had to stop because they would just lick the juice from the soft and eat the dry.
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Lots of dry and wet kitten food, nutrical, Catsure, and lots of moist treats. It is not ideal to use in the long term but should help your cat to put on some weight quickly.
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A good quality kitten food would help several times a day. Can you separate him out from the other cats and feed him by himself so you know he is getting it.
To help prevent infections a good quality cat food helps. Evo is pretty good.
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Keep him in as much as you can, and litter train him (I know it sounds mean but it does help). Feed probably a bit more than usual, but not too much, he could get diarrhea.
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brewing yeast. It has a lot of vitamin B, too. It will make you gain
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