Discussion in 'Lantus / Basaglar (glargine) and Levemir (detemir)' started by Zelda & Walter, Jun 6, 2020.
Whatcha doing up there Walter, come on down
Have a great day
I'm sorry Walter is still not wanting to eat. Here are some suggestions for a cat not eating that may help. Sending prayers.
Do you have any parmesan cheese? If you maybe sprinkle a little of that on her food, she will perhaps eat? usually ondansetron is better for nausea than cerenia but it doesn't hurt to give her the cerenia....it can help.
Can you finger feed her....either see if she will lick food off your finger or will she let you dab some on the front of her tongue or on the roof of her mouth? Just be careful that it's only a small amount and that you don't get it down her throat.
Here's some info Jill often posts when a kitty won't eat:Here are some things you can do do entice your cat to eat:
-sometimes in order to get a cat to eat you even have to resort to dry it is more important that they eat. there are a couple low carb / grain free brands -- EVO and wellness core.
-making a buffet to give him choices
- heating food
sprinkle food with :
- forta flora -- a probiotic you can get at vets or online. is very smelly and cats love the taste of it.
- parm. cheese
- smashed crumbles of dry food
- Purebites Duck Liver -- crushed and put on as a topper.
- bonito tuna flakes
- halo chicken treats -- crumble into dust over food
- poor a little water from tuna in water over food ( I use low sodium/no sodium added as other kinds in water has veg. broth in it and I assume that means onions, which are toxic to cats-- check labels)
-powdered oregano. yep sounds weird . but some cats like it and it will entice them to eat.
other ideas of foods to offer your kitty to stim appy:
- trader joe tuna for cats
-baby food -- beechnut turkey and broth or chicken and broth. they have no onions or other additives. some babyfoods have onions . please read labels if you can't find beechnut.
- kentucky fried chicken
- deli turkey /chicken
- plain cooked ( boiled or baked ) chicken breast
-canned chicken for people (watch the label that their are no onions)
- chicken broth -- low sodium
I am sorry that Walter isn't feeling well and that he isn't eating.
I have a similar situation with Yoyo where he will not eat and I "finger feed" him all his meals. You must be careful and you must know your kitty. It takes a while to know how to do it and how to approach the feeding. If not placed correctly into Yoyo's mouth, he will spit it out, right out!!
He is so used to me feeding him now that he just accepts it, but it did take me awhile to learn how to get him to eat.
I wish you luck
Thank you! He seems to like the deli turkey— Not sure for how long he should eat it But at least he seems to like it. Sue had mentioned the forta flora and I was hoping I could find it at the local Petsmart but they were out of it— I don’t have a car and getting around Brooklyn these days is tough because of the coronavirus. He seems to be somewhat better. The bloodwork came back—seems ok. Clearly the numbers are high but that’s because I’ve had to adjust his dosage—s hoping that I get him back on track tonight. Oregano! I never would’ve thought of that!
I'm glad he is eating something for you. I hope you won't need to do this for very long, but I'd say let him eat what he will eat. It's just important that he eats.
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