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I am sorry your boy had all this trouble.
I have a few questions so I can be of better help to you.
Are you saying he had resorptive lesions?
When were the teeth removed?
Do you see any jaundice (yellowing)?
Was a T4 thyroid test done?Any other blood work?Does he eat any cat food at all now?If so, please list.
Thanks so much,
Thank you for the additional information. It is very helpful.
I have a lot to tell you so please give me a few minutes to type detailed answer.
I am sorry your boy is having trouble.
Resorbtive lesions are very painful to a cat and CAN result in loss of appetite.
For more information on Feline Resorptive lesions, please visit the following links:
So it is possible he lost weight because he was not eating well. However,hyperthyroid is also possible at his age:
Here is a link for more information for hyperthyroidism in cats. http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&C=&A=1197&SourceID=
Now lets talk about his diet. Cats are obligate carnivores that must eat meat to thrive. Dry food is a poor choice for a cat and leads to diabetes, obesity, vomiting, renal issues and other negative things.
Please read both links.. They were written by an esteemed feline veterinarian:
It is imperative he eats well now so he can rebuild himself. Give him whatever food he likes and will redily eat.
Feed small frequent meals because that is the best way for his body to absorb calories.
Most cats HATE that low protein expensive food sold by vets.
I can give you several recipes that were formulated by Hills and distributed to vets berfore Science diet was on the market. Royal canin makes a very palatable canned renal food as well.
C/D or H/D recipe - feline (also known as Feline Restricted Mineral and Sodium Diet): 1 lb regular ground beef, cooked1/4 lb liver (beef, chicken or pork only) cooked1 cup cooked white rice without salt1 teaspoon vegetable oil1 t (5g) calcium carbonate (Tums)1/8 teaspoon potassium chloride (salt substitute)
Also add a balanced supplement which fulfills the feline minimum daily requirements (MDR) for all vitamins and trace minerals, and 250 mg of taurine per day. This would be available from a veterinary clinic.
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Keep covered in refrigerator. Yield: 1+3/4lbs
Feeding Guide - feed sufficient to maintain normal body weight
Body wt Approx Daily Feeding 5lb 1/5lb 7-8lb 1/4lb 10lb 1/3lb
K/D recipe - feline
(also known as Feline Restricted Protein Diet):
1/4 lb liver (beef, chicken or pork only)
2 cups cooked white rice without salt
2 large hard-cooked eggs
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 t (5g) calcium carbonate (Tums)
1/8 teaspoon potassium chloride (salt substitute)
Dice and braise the meat, retaining fat. Combine all ingredients and mix well. This mixture is somewhat dry and its palatability can be improved by adding a little water (not milk). Keep covered in refrigerator. Yield: 1+1/4lbs
Body wt Approx Daily Feeding
Cats with only 25% of kidney function can do fine via SubQ fluids which can even be administered at home:
Here is info on CRF and FUS
Please let me know how he is doing.Just press reply, if you want to talk further and I will always be here for you.I hope all will be well.
He is VERY lucky to have YOU!
Best wishes for him,
You are more than welcome!
It was my pleasure to be of help to you and your sweet boy!
Thank you so very much for your accept, very generous bonus and wonderful feedback!
I am just thrilled to hear Milo ate well. I think that is going to help him feel much better and recover more quickly.
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Please continue to keep me updated on Milo.
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All my very best hugs and love,
How is your boy doing?