worried about Little Mouse
It has only been three and a half weeks since he had his last “long term” steroid shot — one that will last a normal cat for up to 3 months. He is on daily antibiotics — yet, he is already to the point of being able to eat no more than a quarter of a fancy feast can (right the little tiny cans), if that, before a mouthful sets off a pain reaction and he won’t eat anymore. I’ve tried warming the food, with no luck. I’ve tried pureeing it but he won’t touch it at all if it is pureed. What he really wants is the straight juice that is at the bottom of the can.
Why isn’t there something like Ensure for cats? Surely someone can come up with a formula for a liquid diet for cats that packs all the nutrients and so forth in it that a cat who is not undergoing renal failure can live on. There is an extremely expensive liquid food for cats with renal failure but it is bad for cats that aren’t in renal failure.
I’m going to spend a few hours today researching how I might go about creating him a tasty, healthy, full-maintenance liquid diet here at home but I’m not optimistic. If anyone has any suggestions or has had a situation where your otherwise healthy cat can’t eat solids, please let me know what you did that worked. I asked on a vet forum and got the suggestion of having a permanent feeding tube inserted but that is out because if he could undergo the anesthesia to have the tube put in, he could undergo the anesthesia to have the teeth removed!
Tomorrow, I’ll take him in for another steroid shot and more antibiotics. Damn, damn, damn.