Thoughts on a senior cat eating fish food
I mentioned Mojo before... he's 16 1/2 and currently dealing with cystitis that could be cancerous... I'm not entirely sure.
He and his brother (recently passed) always shared a food bowl and litter box, so I've only recently been able to see how much food he actually eats, and the small amount was concerning. He seems to have plenty of energy, but I can pet him and count the vertebrae in his spine!
To fight the cystitis I'm trying to get him to eat soft food, and he'll eat about 1/4 of a can a day, then I have to toss the rest. I've boiled chicken tenders and rice for him and he'll eat the entire tenderloin (80-100 calories), but none of the rice and nothing else that day.
Two days ago, I discovered that when I feed my aquarium koi his "pond pellets", Mojo will gladly eat them right up! I dropped one and he snatched it, so I dropped a few more and he ate it right up, too. So tonight I dropped 10 of them in his food bowl, on top of his soft Purine One UTI food (the only kind he'll eat so far), and he ended up eating about 1/2 of the can!
I also have some fish food flakes that my koi won't eat, and I sprinkled some on top of the leftover rice that he ignores... he went after it like a treat.
So here's the question. If it will trick him in to eating food that's good for him, do you guys know of any reason that I shouldn't be giving him a small handful of fish food every day?