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Hi, last Christmas, following a $500 surgery (needed due to swallowing a two foot longrope in one long piece :x ) my vet discovered three long tapeworms in my kitties tummy. I now deworm them all with the good stuff every two months and he is still skinny, not back to his old weight. Can this leave permanent damage that can cause lasting effects? My vet just says let him have free food whenever he wants but he eats tonnes and never gains... any ideas on this?
 

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Assuming the tapeworms are under control with you treating them every 2 months....maybe there is another medical problem causing the cat to not be able to keep weight on. First I would attempt feeding a higher calorie food if possible and if there is still no weight gain...I would hed back to the vet.
 

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It is so hard to feed three cats different foods, I was dreading feeding him something different but have been thinking of trying it just to see. Apparently he is otherwise fit as a fiddle -- at his last shot anyway. I have the fat little girl who needs to lose like six pounds, one who is perfect and Sagwa who needs to gain about three. I am gonna have to separate them all for feeding!!!! AHAHHAHAHAH! :!:

Any recommendations for food? high and low cal stuff?
 

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Idlegabble: What about just keeping them on their current food but giving the thin one a can of high calorie food in addition to her dry daily? If she likes canned food this would probably work out well.
 

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Hey, nice idea with the wet food. He could use some weight and that skinny butt of his.
 
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