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PumpkinPal January 31st, 2011 02:45 AM

CRF Cat Still Losing Weight :(
I thought I'd pose my query in the new forum instead of my other thread.

All Sampson's tests came back great. The vet said the sub Q's are making
a difference. I don't have the numbers, I plan to get a copy when I go
in this week for his fluid refill.

She wanted to do a full workup to see if there was something we are missing.

He has a good appetite. If I open a pouch or a can, he's waiting by the bowl.
Many times, he's there before I am.

He's down to 10 pounds, 3 ounces. His whole body is so bony.

His diet is still the Wellness pouches and canned. I am considering doing
a cooked ( not raw) diet. It would certainly help finance wise and I
could control what's going in.

Would that be any better? I've seen many raw diets online but not many cooked. I wonder about the phosphorous levels.

He looked so much better a year ago. I wish he could be like that again.:cry:


sugarcatmom January 31st, 2011 12:10 PM

How much food is Sampson getting, and how many times per day? Perhaps he needs more?

Were his T4 levels checked as part of the recent bloodwork?

growler~GateKeeper February 1st, 2011 02:15 AM

Is he still looking for more food after he's finished or does he leave some behind?

You could always supplement the pouch/canned with bits of cooked chicken, turkey, beef, lamb, scrambled eggs (low phos high protein) if he'll eat them.

When I was started feeding raw there was actually slight drop to Duffy's phos counts, hers fluctuated a little bit but were never above mid-normal so I wasn't too concerned about phos levels. :2cents:

PumpkinPal February 2nd, 2011 09:31 PM

It's half and half. In the morning he tends to want more. I'll give
him as much as he will eat. Later in the day, he does leave some.

Since I feed the 4 of them at once, it's difficult to gauge how much
he's eating. It varies. When I give the pouches, he will down several
of those. For the 5.5 ounce cans, I say he eats at least 3, sometimes

He will gobble up any chicken or turkey. I'll try the eggs, I assume to
just scramble them alone without adding milk or water.

Sugarcatmom: Yes, the vet did check both T levels and said they
looked great.

growler~GateKeeper February 5th, 2011 01:17 AM

Can you put Sampson in a separate room w/the door closed while he eats his meals, not separated all day don't want to stress him out too much, so you can see how much he is actually eating?

For the scrambled eggs doesn't matter with water, milk or without since there isn't all that much that would be added anyways.

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