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I am very sorry to see that no one has reached out to you before now. How is your companion at this time? Can you tell me more about what symptoms you're seeing and how I can best assist you today?
Is he still able to place his feet and walk forward with a side-to-side swagger or is the entire back end dragging?Are there any foods that he does not tolerate well?
You're probably going to need to begin blending the food up with additional fluid or using an immersion blender.Be cautious about giving any cow's milk products as this can cause diarrhea. You can use kitten milk, but avoid any formulas meant for human children unless directed otherwise by your vet. Profuse diarrhea may ensue.1) Try using the safe pate style canned cat food with low sodium beef or chicken broth, blend well and serve as a liquid. 2) Use KMR to add calories and soften/blend up foods. 3) Try pureed baby food in chicken, turkey and similar flavors. Avoid those that contain onion or garlic in the ingredient panel.4) Ask your vet about Hill's A/D which is typically used as a recovery diet and is high in calories. 5) Consider making fresh kitten glop to add calories, as well: http://www.hdw-inc.com/glop.htmIf he has not already been examined and treated by your vet, I would recommend it. There may be a great deal of medical concerns leading to his declining health including periodontal disease which can be addressed medically and give him back the ability to at least eat soft canned foods.
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