Originally Posted by sue3pets
For about a year I forced fed my cat. Yes, she seemed normal except for eating. I did use a baby force feeder. You fill it with wet food and it had a plunger which I pushed into the mouth. Don't know if they still sell these force feeders or not. Look in the baby section of a store.
Thanks for the information and at least I know I'm not the only one force feeding my cat for months. Did your cat finally start eating? Was it an illness, that put her off her food? Did you maintain her weight or increase it?
I'm still force feeding Tig, but am having a problem getting weight on. There are only so many hours in a day and he won't take more than an ounce to an ounce and a half per feeding. I give him 1/4 tablet of steroids and 1/4 tablet of Pepcid AC two times a day. He still paces around and is very weary about going out through the doors to get outside. Could he be losing his peripheral vision?
I have until October 15 th to get him eating for himself. I am scheduled for hip replacement and hubby will be working the 3-4 days I'm in hospital, plus I can't see him force feeding Tig.
Any suggestions on how to increase his weight? He's soooo skinny, just skin and bones, the 2 boys will out weight him shortly. Also any one know how to get the raw food slurry enough to syringe feed?
Thanks for any information...off to feed Tig or at least catch him..he runs away from me now <sigh>