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apple.pie2124 January 30th, 2013 10:26 PM

Cat with pancreatitis won't eat unless I'm watching
 
My cat is being really weird and i'm worried about him.
My cat is about 8 years old has a number of health problems.
He had distemper at 7 weeks old, since then he has has a very sensitive stomach and would puke about once a week, no matter what we fed him.
then at about 3 years he developed urinary tract disease with a blocked penis. He hasn't had another blockage but since he has had to be on special food to help prevent another blockage. Again he would puke that up quite often, but always kept eating.
Just last year he developed pancreatitis and woulnd't eat anything.
He's been puking up his food alot recently, so we tried changing to another food to ease his tummy. However there are few choices as it has to be of quality that won't cause another blockage. The first few days he was really happy with the new food and no puking, but now he is refusing to eat out of his bowl with out me there.

Basically, I feed him in his bowl and if I sit beside him and watch him eat, giving him pets and cuddles, he'll eat his food. But he still won't finish it all.

He does better if I feed him from a spoon or out of my hand, then he'll eat a fair bit, but its very frustrating to have to hand feet my cat breakfast and dinner and I don't really have time for it.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
I don't want to just leave the food until he eats as I really don't want him getting another bout of pancreatitis.
Thanks

growler~GateKeeper January 30th, 2013 10:54 PM

Have you tried a different food again in the last few days since he hasn't been eating on his own?

Maybe he doesn't like the food now or it's not sitting that well with him.

sugarcatmom January 30th, 2013 10:57 PM

What foods are you feeding him, and what was he eating when he had his bout with FLUTD?

apple.pie2124 January 30th, 2013 10:59 PM

[QUOTE=growler~GateKeeper;1053120]Have you tried a different food again in the last few days since he hasn't been eating on his own?

Maybe he doesn't like the food now or it's not sitting that well with him.[/QUOTE]

Yes, we currently have 4 foods for him. 2 wet and 2 dry.
He hasn't puked up any of these foods yet. He ate about 6 cans of wet #1 before deciding not to eat it. About 2 cans of wet #2, and only a bowl or 2 of each of the dry foods.

apple.pie2124 January 30th, 2013 11:06 PM

[QUOTE=sugarcatmom;1053121]What foods are you feeding him, and what was he eating when he had his bout with FLUTD?[/QUOTE]

He was originally on some vet kibble that was prescribed for him, and after pancreatitis was moved on the royal canine adult vet food. Nothing special.
Currently we have a wet royal canine digestive heath veterinary formula, a lamb and rice wet food from the pet store meant for digestive health. The royal canine adult vet food, and a now fresh, grain free kibble turkey salmon and duck flavour.


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