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Old 01-08-2013, 01:58 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yes Im thinking her teeth are bad but the trouble is she was a rescue as a kitten and terribly abused. Her name is Torcido which means bent or crooked in spanish because she was the last surviving kitten in her litter. Kids were abusing them and killed the rest. She was run over by one of their bikes and it broke her tail and its crooked hence her name. On top of all that when she was spayed her O2 level got too low and she got brain damage...so when I say my cat aint right I really mean it lol. Anyways I cant or dont if I can avoid it take her to the Vet because it stresses her beyond belief! She messes herself and I have to have welding gloves to handle her...its just not worth it. But of course if she goes downhill I will get a sedative from the shelter Vet(she said I would have to give an injection :0) and take her right in...it will just have to be a last resort. I just cant bear to stress her out and Im afraid it might kill her with her age
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:06 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Oh for sure. At her age, best to just let her be and live her last few years in peace!
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With the weight loss you might get her checked for thyroid issues. My parents cat started losing a bunch of weight when he got older and it turned out to be a thyroid thing. He was on thyroid meds for years until they had to take him in for that "final vet visit" and did great. He was still thin always, but didn't get worse.
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That is so sweet , what a lucky cat.... We rescued our older cat too, someone tossed him from the car while driving slowly with twine around his neck in font of neighborhood kids, mine ran the cat home to me and I cut th twine and he became ours... He had a broken tail too, still has no feeling in it, it's been 12 yrs... 1st year he hd hard time breathing one day rushed to ER they wanted to put him down surgery was a 80/20% chance odds not being good, he had a tumor that grew from being tossed around it compromised hs insides.
Brought him home and found another vet next day did surgery went great! Missing some intestines and other small things still squished but he is great!
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Sue.. once they get old like this they do not like the kibble... Meeko only eat soft food now.. and has been losing weight.. we put him on easy to digest food and he lost even more weight.. he now eats Iams canned food,, he loves i and wolfs it down.. also you can heat it up for 10 secs in microwave and stir it up ,( make sure you stir though to avoid hot pockest), makes it easier to smell and cats are all about smell.. plus Meeko will also eat raw food that I am preparing for the pooches.. digs right in.. lamb he could care less about chicken he loves.. Meeko is almost 16 yrs old...
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I've read that cats should really eat canned cat food, rather than dry, b/c they never drink enough water. This can lead to kidney problems, which they're famous for. Maybe feed canned as the main diet, with a good quality grain free dry left out for snacking?
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Thanks everyone for the input. I think I might just feed her soft food from now on and leave some good quality kibble out if she wants to snack.

I feel so silly because I havent had many cats in my life but about how much canned food should I feed her a day? I have always just fed kibble. Like the 5.5 oz size maybe 1 in the morning and 1 at night?
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Anyone have any suggestions for my senior cat as far as food?

Right now Im feeding her Iams Weight and Hairball care. The reason Im feeding this is because she has trouble with the larger sized kibbles and this is the smallest I could find locally anyways. The pieces are very tiny.

She is getting older now...well she is roughly 15 or so and Im thinking(because she seems thin as of late) she doesnt need the weight management any longer. Shes fairly picky she has never liked treats(weird I know) and if she eats wet food and thats a BIG if she prefers the kind with gravy and just licks the gravy off and leaves the rest.

I would really like to feed her both dry and wet food now to get some weight on her.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I dont know a lot I admit about cats and less about cat food, but I would like to do right by her. So small sized kibbles...like the tiniest you know of would be what Im looking for

Any suggestions would be appreciated!!
FROMM has insanely small kibble! As far as canned food, FROMM also makes tinned food another brand called Almo sells really well where I work.
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Thanks everyone for the input. I think I might just feed her soft food from now on and leave some good quality kibble out if she wants to snack.

I feel so silly because I havent had many cats in my life but about how much canned food should I feed her a day? I have always just fed kibble. Like the 5.5 oz size maybe 1 in the morning and 1 at night?
No way! lol the 5.5 oz should last probably two-three meals.
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since we are on the subject of cats....Miss Kitty has a puke problem mainly caused by hairballs...anyone have any suggestions for that. I try to get her hairball formula when I buy her food. I have tried several brands. She is a small cat probably not weighing more than 6 or 7 lbs.
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