- Sep 7, 2018
Oh yeah. Pure A/D is too rich. I use the pure stuff only for dipping capsules and giving Betty a starting point (a tiny smear in the corner) on her med meals. It’s tough to get her to eat something with her meds. But when the meds kick in, I no longer have to mix A/D with the rest of her food.Thanks mrsgreenjeens . It really has been a pretty horrible few days for Gracie and me.
Yup, the ER vet said I could switch her to gabapentin, which I already have on hand for her pre-vet anxiety.
And Gracie is scared of spritzers, so we’ll see how that goes.
Right now, my challenge is getting her to eat. Her last meal was 10pm yesterday, but she threw it up at 1am. I boiled some chicken, but she refuses it. And the ER vet said not to give her the A/D, as it’s too high in fat for her system right now. It’s also the food she ate and threw up at 1am, so I’m avoiding it.
I took the cone off, but it made no difference.
To help with her stress, I have Feliway Optimum plugged in, and Feliway Classic in another room. YouTube calming cat music will be next.
Other than dipping capsules/making yeast balls (or restarting her eating if this hunger strike goes on too long), I recommend always mixing A/D with something else. If her hunger strike goes on for too long, I recommend taking a pinch of the A/D and smooshing it into a corner of her food to give her a starting point. I find with Betty getting her started is the hardest part. Once she’s found that smear, she’ll eat past it for several more grams before she calls it.