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    Fister will try an appetite stimulant

    I have been a little worried about Fister lately, he doesn't eat or drink very much - hardly anything. The last two times, I've bought Royal Canin's Mobility, which he seemed to like, but now he's not interested. So I bought a bag of Perfect Fit Senior, which he ate a little of and lost interest. He also gets a half of pouch a day of Whiskas with gelÚ. I put a spoonful of boiled water in it, since he usually licks off the juice and leaves the rest (which I feed to the birds). even the Royal Canin's Sensitive, which I gave as treats, he's not interested in.

    He will eat a little bit if I hand feed him and if it's something he likes. This morning I put a bowl of the Whiskas under the cupboard where he was laying and he licked up half of it.

    I called he vet also and arranged to come over and get an appetite stimulant (Percictin?), some painkillers (Romefen) in case he is in pain, and a couple of Diazepam for New Years Eve. So I got those and will give him a dose when he wakes up.

    I also bought a bag of Hills K/D. That he hasn't tried before, but the vet said that most elderly cats like it, since it has more fat. I so hope he will eat some of that!

    His numbers were within normal at the vet visit in March, where he had some teeth pulled, so I don't know what the reason could be for his loss of appetite.

    He also meows a lot more, in fact he wakes me up several times at night. Other than that he seems fine, but has lost a bit of weight.

    Have any of you given Percictin? to your cat and did it work?
    Randi



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    I have used an appetite stimulant for a cat, though I don't recall which stimulant it was. It worked for a time, but the underlying cause is what needs to be addressed.

    Sorry I can't remember if Fister has some chronic issue going on.
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    Here's hoping that Fister will eat to keep his strength up until another vet check comes due. Could there be any pain left from the extractions, even a bit of one that didn't remove itself with the rest?

    Hugs and prayers for precious Fister.
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    I'm glad to tell you that Fister gobbled up some of his new Hills K/D, he even went back for a second helping. Hope he will continue to like it. Now, I just need to check if he drinks - or I will have to fill a syringe, or sit with a glass of water under his nose. That sometimes makes him drink.

    As far as I know, Fister doesn't have an underlying issue, his numbers were fine in March. I'm pretty sure he doens't have issues with his teeth or mouth, either.

    So... I've put a hold on those pills.
    Randi



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    Yay, Fister!! I am so glad you ate a good meal Please keep it up! Sending you hugs, prayers and purrs, precious handsome kitty guy.

    ,
    Cassie and Elyse

    p.s., Cassie wants me to tell you she likes the liquid from the Whiskas pouches too! I never thought to thin it for her with warm water - I will try that.
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    Yay! Keep eating, Fister!
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