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notmeanymore
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Default  Posted: 4:33 PM, May 22nd (Wednesday)

I have a 19 year old kitty with hyperthyroidism. She cannot take the oral medication (or transdermal version) because she has an allergic reaction and scratches her face till it bleeds.

She is doing great healthwise despite this, but losing weight.

Looking for ideas to combat her metabolism?


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longtimewife
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Default  Posted: 4:45 PM, May 22nd (Wednesday)

I have a chronically ill cat and I buy Hills special diet canned food from the vet. It is very high caloric. He went from 7 pounds to 12 pounds. He weighed almost 16 until he got ill. It is very expensive though...I pay about $3.00 per can and he eats 2 a day.

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notmeanymore
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Default  Posted: 4:47 PM, May 22nd (Wednesday)

Hmmm. I will look into that. I will however, have to keep it away from my obese kitty!


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sadcat
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Default  Posted: 5:01 PM, May 22nd (Wednesday)

baby food? the meat ones, obviously! The ones that are not blended with other things would work. You can literally spoon feed her.


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woundedwidow
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Default  Posted: 5:09 PM, May 22nd (Wednesday)

I have a 16-year old cat that I'm pretty sure is hyperthyroid as well. She is VERY averse to taking any kind of medication, so I let her eat canned food as often as she wants it. She sometimes vomits up her Hills Science Diet dry food for Sensitive Stomachs (?), but then she'll snarf up half a bowl of canned Friskies and be just fine! That has brought her weight up and made her fur shinier.


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