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Old 05-13-2010, 02:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Has Chloe started gaining anything back? I just wonder how long it will take. Emmy's appetite still hasn't really recovered since Feb. Sheesh! I'll definitely throw in more baby cat. I just worry about too much fat and her liver, but I guess anything to get some weight back on.

I would really love not to do the blood work and have her sedated again. The vet bill today was not cheap, not to mention this is the 3rd of 4th time we've gone since Feb. They turn out to be expensive little critters. And for some reason I want more! :P
Nope. Chloe is still losing. Which is weird because the past 3-4 nights she's been eating 30-35 kibble per night which is actually more than she was eating before the URI (her normal is 25-30 kibble per night - never been a big eater). Last night she was down to 460g and that was pre-poop so I don't know what to do with her! Her mix is now foods from 12%-20% fat, and I'm slowly adding more of the 20% fat foods. Chloe's sides are looking a little bittle sinky )( also so I'm not too sure what to do! I'm starting to cut her kibble up as well, but making sure not to leave put any crumbs in, so hopefully that will encourage more kibble intake.

I'll let you know if I find anything that works really well!

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My gang have always preferred X or Y shaped kibble as opposed to pellet, oval or round.
Blue Spa and Blue Buffalo Brand have Y Shaped kibbles but the weight control versions are lower in fat content (around 9%) so you'd have to probably get the adult or kitten version.
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Old 05-15-2010, 02:40 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I'll let you know if I find anything that works really well!
Please do! I'll do likewise. Thanks a ton
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Old 05-15-2010, 11:31 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I would suggest giving her a little bit of yogurt. That will give her good bacteria, and maybe help with the absorption of the nutrients in the food.
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I thought yogurt was dangerous because it's dairy? o-o
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Small amounts of some dairy food is okay to feed, such as plain yogurt or cottage cheese. You just want to be careful to not offer too much, and don't offer it very often. Yogurt can be good because of the good bacteria that's in it.
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Old 05-16-2010, 04:59 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I would suggest giving her a little bit of yogurt. That will give her good bacteria, and maybe help with the absorption of the nutrients in the food.
I think I'll give this a try too. Any particular kinds that are better than others? I know to steer clear of ones with aspartame, anything else to watch out for?

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