- Apr 13, 2018
Hi, I have a 16 year old female cat who needs to gain weight. She was diagnosed with hyperthyroid a few months ago and is doing well on methimazole. Also has history of pancreatitis, last bloodwork showed slight elevation and mild kidney disease. She doesn’t throw up as long as she gets zero poultry. So she has stopped losing weight but hasn’t gained any since starting her pills. The problem is she doesn’t eat more than a tablespoon of food at a time. Just grazes all day and night. I’m torn between giving her all wet food which is better in most respects, or dry orijen which is much more caloric. She gets about half and half right now, but it takes her so long to eat enough that she’s not gaining. Her body condition score is 2 per the vet. Should I try nutrical? It says it helps increase appetite, anyone have experience with that? It’s full of corn syrup which sounds awful but if it’ll help... I’d like to giver her kitten wet food but it’s been nearly impossible to find one without chicken. Help please!