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Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by lillytheunicorn, Mar 1, 2021.


  1. lillytheunicorn

    lillytheunicorn PetForums VIP

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    Baby had broken her tooth and whilst we wait to see the specialist vet to fix it I need some suggestions on new and interesting food to feed her.

    She appears to have developed a food aversion to all foods she has eaten previously.

    She eats a new food for a couple of days then stops eating it. I think she knocks the exposed nerve and identifies the food with pain so develops the aversion to it.

    She has metacam (once daily) and vetergesic (every 8 hours). Alongside antibiotics and mirtazapine (appetite stimulant)


    What we don’t eat:
    Gourmet Perle and Gold
    Felix AGAIL
    Blink
    Poached chicken or fish
    Thrive (except tuna)
    Steak (raw shredded finely)
    Orijen or Acana biscuits
    Applaws
    Hills A/D
    RC babycat Mousee
    Purina Convalescent
    RC Convalescent instant diet
    Cimicat
    RC baby cat milk
    Robin (one of the cats caught one in the cat enclosure and were eating it, she declined after one mouthful)

    what we eat today:
    Thrive tuna (saved for giving metacam as we only eat 3 mouthfuls)
    Thrive treats chicken and tuna
    Lick e Lixs but not if put on food
    Prawns
     
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  2. Tigermoon

    Tigermoon PetForums VIP

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    I think I would try her on a liquid diet such as liquivite and see if she liked that until you can get the tooth sorted
     
  3. lillytheunicorn

    lillytheunicorn PetForums VIP

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    Unfortunately she won’t eat the liquid diet RC convalescent instant diet.

    Vets now are planning on placing a feeding tube in her.
     
  4. Arny

    Arny PetForums VIP

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    Could you liquidise some of her normal food and see if she'll take that?
     
  5. lenanowa

    lenanowa PetForums Member

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    Meowing Heads is quite smelly and softer than the majority of pates, you can get single sachets from P@H. Nature’s Menu might be also worth a shot.

    cosma is what my two go really crazy for, but it’s complimentary, and only available from zooplus.
     
  6. lillytheunicorn

    lillytheunicorn PetForums VIP

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    She has had a feeding tube placed surgery, to allow her to get the nutrition she needs without increasing her food aversion further.

    @lenanowa i had forgotten about Meowing heads, thank you. I will get that to try her on once they have fixed her broken tooth. As we will need some new foods she hasn’t eaten to get her started eating on her own so the tube can be removed.
     
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    lenanowa PetForums Member

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    Fingers crossed she recovers quickly, sending all the good thoughts your way x
     
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    Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery.
    Little big paw is mousse type.
    I remember sheba did a food in a dome, that went down very well with my cat who had cancer under her tongue.
     
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