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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 isn’t 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?
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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?
 

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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.
 
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