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Sick Dogs and Cats that won’t Eat – Pet Tip 252

We all know how important nutrition is to good health. Food gives us fuel for energy and allows us to do things that we usually take for granted. The same goes for animals. However, when an animal is sick, or is in the hospital, it can often be very tricky to get them to eat properly. The term “anorexia” means that an animal is inappetent, uninterested in food, and has stopped eating. It is very important to keep the calories up in a sick patient since this is the time they need them the most. Nutritionists have calculated formulas for energy requirements for different sized animals that are healthy.

Maggie Barron
Province, Country:
ON, Canada
DSH grey tabby
Date of Birth:
about 1995 (adopted May 1997)
Date of Death
December 16, 2002
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
grey tabby
Eye Colour:

We adopted Buddy from our veterinarian, Dorit Fischler DVM of Crossing Bridge Veterinary Clinic in Stittsville, Ontario, CAN in May 1997, after the death of our cat, Brownie. Buddy was estimated to be about 2-years old and had been found wandering in Carleton Place, Ontario. Unfortunately, like Brownie, Buddy was diagnosed with a heart murmur, but we decided to give him a chance at life, as Brownie had lived to be at least 13-years old. Buddy was a quiet (but easy-going and unafraid), affectionate lap-cat who loved the fact that he was only cat "allowed" to be in my father's record room when he was listening to music. His favorite song was 'Molly Darling' by Eddy Arnold, and he would come running whenever he heard that song being played! At the beginning of December 2002, we noticed that Buddy (or "Bubba", which was his nickname) was beginning to have difficulty breathing and recognized that as a sign of his heart murmur becoming worse, so my Mother took him in to see Dr. Fischler. She was told that his condition was gradually being worse and that there was nothing that could be humanely done to ease any suffering, so we decided to have him euthanized before he was in too much pain. We buried him in the backyard, in my parents' garden (which is now becoming an 'unofficial pet cemetery', as 3 cats, 2 bunnies and 2 gerbils are now buried there)and played 'Molly Darling' as a memorial to Buddy.

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