On Monday the 20th I finalized an adoption of two male cats, a small brown tabby (Rex) about 7 years old, and an orange and white Maine coon mix (Jeremiah), about 8.5 years old. I adopted them from a woman in end-of-life care: they are best friends, and I couldn't separate them. I brought them home the following Monday, the 27th.
I already have two girls at home, a 5 year old longhair pastel calico (Meeko) and a 10.5 year old tuxedo (Socks).
Jeremiah has a weight problem. The woman whom I adopted the cats from had 7 cats, and when she went into hospice a woman came to feed the cats and scoop the litter once a day. Basically, Jeremiah ended up eating all the other cats' food. He's about 20 pounds. Though he is a Maine coon mix, he could still stand to lose at least 5 pounds, maybe 7.
My girls have always been pickers-- I left food out all day for them 3/4 cup a day (Blue Buffalo). I knew I had to change this because Jeremiah has got to drop the weight.
So on the 20th I started feeding twice a day, each cat getting 1/4 cup at each meal. Socks doesn't really have a problem with it, she'll eat anything.
Meeko has hardly eaten and it's been almost two weeks. I've done everything imaginable to make it easy and as stress-free as possible. She probably eats 1/8 cup a day.
She makes it very difficult: she will not eat anything
except the dry food. She won't touch wet food of any kind, no treats (crunchy or soft) and no human food. Nothing.
I am extremely worried about her. I don't want to get into details and bore you, so if you would like any more information, please ask and I will absolutely let you know.
Thank you so much. I'm worried about my little baby