I have a 13year old cat who for most of his life was overweight. For the past couple of months he has been losing a bunch of weight and is incredibly skinny. He doesn't seem to like to eat his dry food anymore. I have been thinking he might want to try something different because we have had him been eatting the same brand same type for years due to his urinary problem in the past. What could it be? And is there a different nutrional plan that I should follow to get him healthier?
yes you are on the right track as long as you haven't left it too long already....dry food causes many health problems and urinary tract is the most common, don't know how you managed to keep him well with this condition and still feeding dry food???? and NO the Veterinary diets for UTI's do NOT work!!
he has to be taken OFF right now, although do the transition slowly so not to cause any GI upset such as diarrhea.
You need to find a wet food he likes...we'll go into grainless foods later right now its most important he eat cans and of some kind...any kind. I will send you a link to a very good Vet on nutritional advice, you can also click on the right side of her article for more health info...copy and paste this.
mix the dry 50/50 with the wet to transition, than everyday give a bit more of he wet and bit less of the dry, see what i mean?
Has kitty had any bloodwork recently at the Vets? Has he had his teeth checked? there can be many reasons a kitty will suddenly not want to eat and starts loosing weight. too rapid a weight loss signals that there is something very wrong here......start trying can foods, but also see your Vet b/c I suspect there are other health matters going on as well. asap. good luck and post again if we can help♥
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