Thursday, March 7, 2013

Fluffy vs The Food


well our sweet Fluffy is not eating.  She is down a couple of ounces since showing up.  I don't remember if she was 7lbs 8 oz or 5 oz.. but now she is 7lbs 1oz.  Not good.

She gets excited when we offer her new foods.  She ate almost two pellets of Stella and Chewy's freeze dried food, she took a few bites of ham, and she had more dry food than anything, but it is not enough to sustain her.

I attempted to force feed her last night and she reacted as if I put something scalding hot in her mouth, it was really quite an extreme reaction.  I tried putting it on her nose and forcing her to lick it off.  Occasionally she got some on her tongue and she seemed OK with it, but most of it just fell off her nose when she licked it.

I think something else is going on beside being depressed, especially since she seems so interested in the first few bites of food.. that and she is so interactive with us - well once I remind her that I'm a good thing by patting her.  She still shies away from me when I walk in the room until I pat her a few times, and then it is like "Oh yeah, you are OK"   *shrug*

Hopefully what ever is going on can be addressed right quick.. She so totally needs to be in a home where she is queen.

4 comments:

  1. It's so frustrating when they don't eat.

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  2. Oh that is frustrating. . .

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  3. Has anyone suggested an acid reducer like Pepcid AC? I often saw that reaction in cats who had some gastric upset, often with renal failure but also with other conditions or just from stress. They suffer from reflux just like us. The dose my vet recommended was 1/4 of a 10mg. pill once per day. If it's going to work, you'll see it within an hour.

    When Peaches and Cream came to me at 15 they'd been in their person's house being fed for some time and were both showing signs of renal failure as well as just general stress and some dehydration. I dosed them with fluids, but also dosed them with Pepcid and both helped immensely. Good luck with her!

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  4. Could it be dental issues?

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