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Concerns about Izzi
« on: June 24, 2018, 07:26:58 AM »
Izzi is a picky eater. She eats Purina Medley Salmon Florentine with a few pieces of Blue Buffalo Kitten. Everything else she outright refuses. Just looks at it and buries it. Sometimes actually buries it by rolling a rug. She is skinny and growing. Her fur is really coming in. Yes, new pictures! Two tiny hair balls in three weeks. Cat gras is always available and gets eaten by all three. She will not eat large portions. A heaped table spoon and 5-6 kibbles and she leaves some. I offer tiny plates during the day which is not easy as ShadowCat comes out of deep sleep and wants her share. She is overweight. Has always been plump and had tendon issues for two years, UCI, ... Not to mention temper. Are there any safe supplements? I have tried egg, chicken cooked, .... Thank you!

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Re: Concerns about Izzi
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2018, 10:12:36 AM »
Fish is a tough one for cats.  They tend to prefer it over EVERYTHING else.  The end result is often a "picky" eater.  You want to break the fish addiction ASAP.  IMHO:)
Try a non fish food and top it with the kibble that she likes.  Crush the kibble, so it is more of a topper.
   
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Re: Concerns about Izzi
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2018, 02:22:31 PM »
Fish is a tough one for cats.  They tend to prefer it over EVERYTHING else.  The end result is often a "picky" eater.  You want to break the fish addiction ASAP.  IMHO:)
Try a non fish food and top it with the kibble that she likes.  Crush the kibble, so it is more of a topper.
 

So far no luck but we will try harder and put the topping on the kitty food. She does not eat enough!

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Re: Concerns about Izzi
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2018, 03:16:40 PM »
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Re: Concerns about Izzi
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2018, 04:31:11 PM »
Fish is a tough one for cats.  They tend to prefer it over EVERYTHING else.  The end result is often a "picky" eater.  You want to break the fish addiction ASAP.  IMHO:)
Try a non fish food and top it with the kibble that she likes.  Crush the kibble, so it is more of a topper.

Another idea, and this may be a totally lousy one, but how about using a little bit of juice from a can of the fish that she usually has a topper, and then over time reduce the amount of juice?
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Re: Concerns about Izzi
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2018, 04:49:03 PM »
Another idea, and this may be a totally lousy one, but how about using a little bit of juice from a can of the fish that she usually has a topper, and then over time reduce the amount of juice?

I forgot about that one.  To use for a short period of time, that would likely work big time!   thumbsup1 thumbsup1
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Re: Concerns about Izzi
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2018, 04:01:52 PM »
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OT - she is gorgeous! Still an error message but today is not a good day here.
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Re: Concerns about Izzi
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2018, 04:13:13 PM »
OT - she is gorgeous! Still an error message but today is not a good day here.

Are you using the ATTACHEMNT feature at the bottom of the message area?
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Re: Concerns about Izzi
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2018, 07:15:29 AM »
Yes, I do and it worked in the past.

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Re: Concerns about Izzi
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2018, 07:16:36 AM »
She munched down half of a can of food for breakfast and a bit for after play snacks!!!!!

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Re: Concerns about Izzi
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2018, 05:13:28 PM »
She munched down half of a can of food for breakfast and a bit for after play snacks!!!!!

How is eating going?
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Re: Concerns about Izzi
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2018, 07:07:08 AM »
How is eating going?
Small portions are being served every time she comes by and tells me she is hungry. This morning she actually got underfoot and chattered up a storm and ate a full plate which is about 1/3 small can and 5 or so tiny kibbles. Small seconds were accepted 30 minutes later. I have to be sneaky or the aunties show up. Shadow actually hissed at me when I stopped her from pushing Izzi away from her food. One day at a time, one can at a time. Her ribs are not sticking out anymore, she is playful and her grown up coat is starting to come in. There must be some meerkat in her DNA or a Georgia chain gang escapee - her striped hind legs are too much. Happiness - the sound of 'I am starving to death, food, now'. She makes these tiny dog squeaky toy sounds when the demand of tchack tchack does not bring immediate results.
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Re: Concerns about Izzi
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2018, 07:11:45 AM »
Oh, so she is free feeding.  LOL
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Re: Concerns about Izzi
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2018, 07:27:23 AM »
Oh, so she is free feeding.  LOL
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Re: Concerns about Izzi
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2018, 09:22:51 AM »

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Small portions are being served every time she comes by and tells me she is hungry.

Eating when she wants to.  Silly7

Seriously, I am glad you are getting food into her.
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