How can I fatten up my 13 year infirm cat?
I'm really worried as she has also started losing fur. She has been wormed not long.
You should take her to the vet and hold her thyroid and Kidney levels checked(both cause weight loss) and do total blood work up. Older cats can get health problems that can only be diagnosed next to blood work. She could also have mites that can cause fur loss. Have the vet give a thorough check up.
As for for food supplement her dry food diet next to some canned food. Feed her smaller meals more often You should nurture her the highest quality food you can afford. Poor quality food can affect the coat and mete out allergies. If your on a lower budget try Purina one if you can afford more I would take a look at Wellness foods. I have cat to be exact 12 and the Core especially helped her pick up weight along near a supplement of wet food. The food is all natural so it reduce the chances of allergies. Some of my cats health improved after consumption it.
You can also feed some Hills AD canned food from the vet to help her pick up consignment.
You may also want to google Feline Endocrine Alopecia regarding the fur loss
the vet will have some fab planning there is cat milk , and mineral supplements . remember she is 13 and that is old within cat years . as old people shrink. and lose weight cats suffer also.But you can facilitate her..fresh fishes,rice and veg with a supplement will probably do the same thing and cost approximately the same
BUT!! It could also be something else serious so go and get her checked out .:P
Take her to the vet first and build sure she's healthy. Parasites are far from the only use for an animal to be thin. Old cats are prone to hyperthyroidism, which basically ramps up their metabolic rate cause them to burn through food really fast, and lose weight. Some hyperthyroid animals will also lose their hair.
I'd win her checked out and worked up for the weight loss by your veterinarian. She may need a lot more than a short time ago additional food. Good luck!
You can buy Nutri-cal at Petsmart. It is a hig density high calorie gel you put on the rrof of your cats mouth.
I would also swicth to kitten food.
The Nutro brand is really good for pets.
have it stuffed
If the expense of have a vet take a look at your cat is too much - have the cat put down. Way more humane than letting her waste absent.
Your cat is losing weight and losing fur because there is something worng! I know that vets want to run every possible theory test available and that you will have to pay a fortune. But it could be something simple, or it could be something very complex. Invest the dollars to find out, later figure out your course of action.
give him cheese burgers and pop hehe