Any tips on food to put weight on?

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by Ann & Liz, Dec 8, 2017.

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  1. Ann & Liz

    Ann & Liz Member

    Sep 25, 2016
    Lila is still with us, but weight is still very low (6.5 lbs approx). By using slippery elm and prokolin we have the loose bowels a little better and she is keen to eat. At present she is having Lily's Kitchen and liquivite along with cooked chicken or fish. But still the weight is not increasing. She is due her 3rd B12 (weekly injection) today. Any suggestions please. SS needs updating later today but readings are reasonable not too high or low.
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  2. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2016
    Kitten food is sometimes higher in calories. There's also a perscription food that's high in calorie (A/D I think?) but I'm not sure on the carb count. Just feed as much as she will eat whenever she will eat. Unlike me, it seems most cats lose weight faster then they gain it.
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  3. Larry and Kitties

    Larry and Kitties Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    A/D is 180 calories per 5.5 oz can with 12% carbs. Friskies Poultry Platter is 180 calories with 4% carbs. FF kitten has about the same calories (~90) as the FF Classic varieties per 3 oz can.
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  4. Tanya and Ducia

    Tanya and Ducia Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2017
    I too was going to suggest Friskies Pates but all flavors are high in Phosphorous and may not be suitable for CKD kitty - depends on the stage of course. Ducia gained a lot on one and half 5.5 oz Friskies a day in about 6 - 8 weeks.
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  5. Tracey&Jones

    Tracey&Jones Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2016
    I have found that Jones has really gained on the Rawz canned. 196 calories per 5.5oz can 9Turkey and chicken). Just not sure on the phosphorus information.
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