I turned my dad's old study room into Snowy's room from the day I first found him. His food, water and litter box are all inside the room. This is also where I would confine him at night (he gets to roam freely from morning till bed time). Whenever he feels sick, this would also be the place where he would retreats to. But I have been letting him sleep with my mom these past few days (my room is upstairs and aside from his room, my mom's room is the next place he loves to hang out at).
Snowy's room is relatively quiet...it is near my dining area, but not close to the kitchen or living room.
And here is the weird thing...my sister calls me crazy for doing this but I spoon feed Snowy his wet food (he would only eat a little bit otherwise). He loves to walk about while eating and I will follow him while spoon feeding him -_-
He tends to eat the most in my mom's room while gazing out of the window though...
Currently, I feed him grain-free Holistic Select, and occasionally Wellness wet food. Those are the only "good" brands available in my country. I did mange to find Nature's Variety but it costs like $6 for the 5.5 oz can here. On the other hand, a 5.5 oz can of grain-free Holistic Select costs about $2.60, while Wellness costs $3.30. As you can see, they are very expensive in my country and this is the best I can provide for Snowy.
The only other brands available are the likes of Whiskas, Frisky and Fancy Feast. I used to feed him this brand call Super-Cat, but I stopped and switched to Holistic Select ever since he got badly constipated a few months ago. Should I try switching him back to these brands?
The same for dry food. I feed him a mixture of EVO (which I have to buy all the way from Singapore) and Royal Canine. It is really very hard to find good cat food in my country, and even if I managed to find them, the prices are really expensive. I think the 2 kg pack of Wellness dry food costs about $25 here.
I even tried feeding him chicken meat before but he just refuses to chew it
I did start a thread about his ear a couple months ago. The insides were extremely dirty. I tried cleaning it but it just didn't get any better after a week or so. So I bought him to the vet just in case it might be an ear infection or ear mites. The vet said it wasn't ear mites. She said Snowy's ear is just prone to getting dirty easily. But she still gave me a ear mite medication that she told me to use for 3 weeks just in case. It has been about 2 weeks since then and even though Snowy's ears is much better now (the insides are no longer filled with ear waxes), but the outside (the pink area) is easily covered with brown flakes now. So I still have to use baby oil to wipe it off every morning.
I also hope it is nothing serious. Crossing my fingers for the vet visit tomorrow