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patchdog November 21st, 2012 05:44 PM

New things for my cat to eat
 
My cat had 4 teeth pulled last week and also was diagnosed the previous 2 weeks with a low thyroid. He is not eating very much. What can I get that he may like? I have tried canned foods of all sorts, cat sip, shredded chicken, tuna, what else can I try for him to get him to gain some of his weight back?

Barkingdog November 21st, 2012 08:15 PM

Have you asked your vet if they have any ideas or if they sell cat food for your cat health issues?

growler~GateKeeper November 23rd, 2012 12:25 AM

To get your cat interested in eating you can try adding:
- a pinch of parmesan cheese to the top of the canned food
- a tiny pinch of cat nip
- a dab of melted butter
- a bit of freeze dried chicken treats such as [url=http://www.purebites.com/ProductsCatEng/productschicken_cat.html]PureBites[/url]

Try slightly warming the food just enough to release the aroma - do not microwave, also make sure the dish & the food are not hot

Unusual for a cat to have low thyroid levels that is more commonly seen in dogs where cats are usual end up high. I'd have that re-tested in about 3 months.

patchdog December 7th, 2012 07:38 PM

We are going to have it retested again in the future. I never thought to add parm. cheese to his food. I will have to try this to see if it interests him or not. Thanks for the suggestions.


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