Cat needs to gain weight; ear issue - Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-25-2019, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
Kitten
 
Cocomycat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 3
Cat needs to gain weight; ear issue

Hi everyone! I currently have a 10 year old cat coming back around after a 2 month fight with a double ear infection. He lost a good amount of weight, and still has some pressure in his mouth so he isnít eating hard food as consistently as I would like. He is still on antibiotics and doing a lot better, but I need to put some weight on him. Any suggestions on hard food (currently on kitten food) soft food, treats or gels? Looking for specific ideas. Anyone have had some fast results on things?

Last edited by marie73; 03-29-2019 at 10:23 PM.
Cocomycat is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-25-2019, 08:53 PM
Super Moderator
 
marie73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 29,108
I've used Nutri-Cal before for one of my cats:


https://www.chewy.com/tomlyn-nutri-c...etary/dp/57187


It's also available at Petco if you want it sooner, about $1 more:

https://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcos...001744?ref=dfs

Cali, Cinderella, Cleo and Charlee

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Always in my heart, my lovely Cinderella, running free at the Bridge.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
marie73 is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-27-2019, 03:30 PM
Premier Cat
 
catloverami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,140
Feed him "kitten food" as this usually has the most protein and fat 4 times a day. As cat age into their senior years....around 12 yrs. plus they tend to loose some weight mostly muscle, just like old people. My Zuba who's almost 15yrs. is quite lean now to point I can feel his hip bones easily even tho he is still active.

"There are no ordinary cats.";"Time spent with a cat is never wasted."~ Colette
"A loving cat can mend a wounded heart." ~ Unknown Author
Alkitotle aka "Alkee", "Lambie" (July 2/04 - Oct. 2/15) -- white Devon Rex
in avatar. "Always in my heart."
catloverami is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-29-2019, 12:57 PM
Tom Cat
 
Nuliajuk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Western Canada
Posts: 496
Canned food would be soft enough. It's a good idea for older cats anyway, the extra moisture helps protect their aging kidneys and prevents struvite crystals from forming in their urinary tracts.
Nuliajuk is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-29-2019, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
Kitten
 
Cocomycat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 3
Redness behind ear

My poor cat can’t catch a break. Anyone come across this before? He’s an indoor cat and no other pets. He’s been sick for 2 month and on antibiotics. Wondering if it’s a reaction to meds or something else?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	F34F5DE3-35F9-4468-970F-ACF2C13396B3_1553912301389.jpg
Views:	11
Size:	143.4 KB
ID:	124068  

Click image for larger version

Name:	5F8AA6B3-8650-4A3F-98D1-D12B90D0BC9C_1553912320557.jpg
Views:	10
Size:	130.3 KB
ID:	124070  

Click image for larger version

Name:	78ED9C75-BCA9-443B-9227-3852835AE54F_1553912341316.jpg
Views:	9
Size:	89.7 KB
ID:	124072  

Cocomycat is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-11-2019, 12:43 PM
Tom Cat
 
larsan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 497
One of mine gets sores that look similar when they start. He has allergies and gets a flare up about every 8 weeks or so. Maybe heís allergic to the meds?

Mom to Abby & Gizmo
larsan is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-11-2019, 05:29 PM
Jr. Cat
 
lcordaro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Texas
Posts: 79
My little girl had an ear infection and I was given some ear drops. After I completed the treatment, she then developed some sores on the back of her legs and stomach. I went to another vet and he said it could be an allergy and suggested I give her some antihistamine. I did and it cleared up. I think my girl was having a reaction to the meds. Ask your vet about antihistamine.

Don't be to critical of a mistake. It is evidence that at least
someone tried to do something.
Become better than you used to be, not better than someone else.
lcordaro is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in













Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome