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- February 2, 2008 at 5:47 pm #255569Guest
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 shestopped 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 catsquit 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 foodfor 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 shewon’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 foodfor her.
Thanks in advance for any help. Kim
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