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Mon Feb 24, 2014, 09:41 PM

Brody has appointment with the vet today....

He has lost a pound. Before he had the surgery he was 8.6 today he is 7.3. The vet took more blood wondering if it was a thyroid condition. His thyroid and cholesterol are both in the normal range. She suggested the high cal stuff and my wife is just going to use the syringe to get it in him. She did feel to see if any other tumors and felt none. She did say his stomach felt empty which really upset my wife since we fed him 3 hours before the appointment.

The vet also thought maybe that he might have lost the pound after the surgery because for a couple days he barely ate and a couple days he didn't eat at all. Which is understandable with the surgery he had Neck/throat.

So she wants us to give him the high cal stuff 3 times a day. My wife is insisting on keeping him on the feeding schedule.

3 cans of Fancy Feast a day. Vet said Fancy Feast is a good brand and with 3 cans he should be gaining.

So don't know how to end this post. He is active playing with the other cats and in fact he is more active than the other two Mojos we have.

We did some of the suggestions with the high cal stuff like the baby food but this little thing won't touch it.

Brody is still my wife's kitty. When she is at home he is never too far away from her. In fact last night she and I where watching TV in the bed room and Brody is in the littler "recovery bed" wife made for the surgery. She got out of bed and Brody's head lifted his eyes closed and his head followed her out the door. She goes into the bathroom and he forces his eyes open and follows her but he is so tired He just lays by the door and waits until she comes out follows her into the bedroom sits in the doorway for a few minutes making sure she isn't leaving than goes back to bed.

So any suggestions you can give to help him gain weight or what to do next let us know.

My wife is worried and she will be taking him back up for a weight check in two weeks.

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diabeticman Feb 2014 OP
shenmue Feb 2014 #1
diabeticman Feb 2014 #4
NuclearDem Feb 2014 #2
diabeticman Feb 2014 #3
warrior1 Feb 2014 #5
diabeticman Feb 2014 #6
840high Feb 2014 #7

Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Mon Feb 24, 2014, 10:02 PM

1. Hope kitty is all better soon

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Response to shenmue (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 24, 2014, 10:13 PM

4. Thank you

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Mon Feb 24, 2014, 10:05 PM

2. I just had one of my cats diagnosed with chronic kidney disease and she's lost weight as a result

 

I'm going into the vet first thing in the morning to pick up special food for her, and I was going to ask about weight gain anyway. I'll let you know what I find out.

Hope he gets better.

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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 24, 2014, 10:12 PM

3. Thank you.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Mon Feb 24, 2014, 10:20 PM

5. He sounds like he's recovering to me

Just keep up the three cans a day should work give them a little time. If he's more active then he's obviously burning up more calories.

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Response to warrior1 (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 24, 2014, 10:30 PM

6. I hope you are right. My wife is worried about a possiblity of cancer and the Vet is concern at the

lost of a pound in 3 weeks.

I will keep up with the cans.

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Response to diabeticman (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 12:17 AM

7. Please keep us posted.

 

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