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    sportsalibi
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    Our 15 year old cat has been losing a lot of weight over the past

    several months. We thought she was just being picky. First she

    stopped eating dry food and then stopped eating most canned food.

    Yesterday my daughter took her into the vet to have her teeth

    cleaned since the vet stated that bad teeth is the reason most cats

    quit eating dried food. Well the vet found a very large, cancerous

    tumor in her bottom jaw and had to remove a large portion of the

    jaw. Thankfully, my daughter works for the vet so that was free.

    Anyway, we now have to make baby food consistency food for her.



    Does anyone know where I can find information on what basic things a

    cat needs to get proper nutrition? I am hoping I can make the food

    for less that buying all canned food. She will not eat the

    inexpensive stuff like 9 Lives...the vet says that she probably

    associates it with the painful tumor in her jaw and that is why she

    won't eat certain kinds of cat food. He said with the tumor

    removed, she will no longer have any pain but will never be able to

    eat normally again thus the need for a thin, puree consistency food


    for her.



    Thanks in advance for any help. Kim








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    Herlean
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    Baby food?



    Herlean



    sportsalibi <sportsalibi@yahoo.com> wrote:

    Our 15 year old cat has been losing a lot of weight over the past

    several months.






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    Karen
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    I have heard that cats must have Taurine - I would be interested in

    anything you find out as I have a 16 yr old cat that when I took her in

    for what I thought were teeth problems they found a growth too. They

    removed growth but said it may come back.

    She ate good for about a week or two and now isn't eating very well. I

    have been buying beef consumme soup (it has more protein and less

    sodium than beef broth) and I mix a couple TBSPs of soup, water and

    some canned cat food together. Since she doesn't eat much at a time I

    use about 1/4 can of catfood. I feed her 3-4 times a day and I'm lucky

    if she eats 2 portions a day. (If she doesn't eat - I save it and feed

    it to her again an hour or so later). Good luck KarenMO
















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    Karen Pierce
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    <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">This will sound odd...but when my cat was ill and not eating, the vet told me togive her some canned pumpkin....they like the taste, and it has a lot of nutrients in it, plus it's very moist and a good source of hydration for the cat.
    <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">
    <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">KarenP

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    Baby food?

    Herlean

    sportsalibi <sportsalibi@yahoo.com> wrote:
    Our 15 year old cat has been losing a lot of weight over the past
    several months.




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    me ow
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    Cats have to have taurine, that is true. People food

    does not have enough for them. Older cats often have

    kidney disease and diabetes. My vet once told me that

    cats cannot go without food for more than a few days

    or they are at risk for fatty liver. I would try to

    stimulate your kitty with the fishiest cat food you

    can find. If your kitty's nose still smells she or he

    will eat that. If not, then call the vet. She or he

    could have the beginging stages of some illness. Cats

    don't eat what they cannot smell. I unfortunately

    hastened my cat's life because I thought I was giving

    him good people tuna. Turns out that he wasn't

    getting enough taurine and his kidneys shut down. He

    was also diabetic. I learned from that experience.

    Romeo was 15.









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    lisa griffeth
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    The vet I worked for suggested canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix) for animals that were constipated...it works wonders and it's plenty cheap! Lisa G.

    Karen Pierce <karen729@sbcglobal.net> wrote: <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">This will sound odd...but when my cat was ill and not eating, the vet told me togive her some canned pumpkin....they like the taste, and it has a lot of nutrients in it, plus it's very moist and a good source of hydration for the cat. <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4"> <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">KarenP <BLOCKQUOTE style="BORDER-LEFT: #008000 2px solid;"> ----- Original Message ----- From: Herlean To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2008 4:04 PM Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Cat food
    Baby food?

    Herlean

    sportsalibi <sportsalibi@yahoo.com> wrote:
    Our 15 year old cat has been losing a lot of
    weight over the past
    several months.



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