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I've always had cats. Found this thread. Our oldest cat is 17. Last week she stopped eating and started hiding. Spent the weekend force feeding her. Got her to the vet yesterday. She has an infection (she got an antibiotic shot for that) and unfortunately kidney function is down which is part of the problem. So we came home with a bag of fluids, with tubes and needles to give her fluids. She's acting more normal today, but still not eating. So we're forcing feeding her. She did start eating treats again today, so that's at least an improvement.

Long story short about the force feeding. My cat that we had to put down about 4 years ago had major health issues her entire life and she had to be force fed multiple times for varying lengths before starting to eat again each time. She was 16 when we had to put her down due to health finally failing, but we had her for much longer than I had dared hoped I would have had her for.


This is a picture of our 17 yr old cat. Her name is Ariel. This picture is from when she was a kitten.
Unfortunately, I've been down this road many times with dogs and cats. I always push it too long and say that I will know better next time...next time, next time...

One of my cats is on urinary tract food, and the other is on kidney and thyroid meds. We spend about $5K on the later several years ago when her intestines 'crashed'. I don't know if I would have spent $5K had I known up front, but once you spend 1 then 2 then...once you start, when do you stop?!
 
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Koronin said:
I've always had cats. Found this thread. Our oldest cat is 17. Last week she stopped eating and started hiding. Spent the weekend force feeding her. Got her to the vet yesterday. She has an infection (she got an antibiotic shot for that) and unfortunately kidney function is down which is part of the problem. So we came home with a bag of fluids, with tubes and needles to give her fluids. She's acting more normal today, but still not eating. So we're forcing feeding her. She did start eating treats again today, so that's at least an improvement.

Long story short about the force feeding. My cat that we had to put down about 4 years ago had major health issues her entire life and she had to be force fed multiple times for varying lengths before starting to eat again each time. She was 16 when we had to put her down due to health finally failing, but we had her for much longer than I had dared hoped I would have had her for.


This is a picture of our 17 yr old cat. Her name is Ariel. This picture is from when she was a kitten.
Unfortunately, I've been down this road many times with dogs and cats. I always push it too long and say that I will know better next time...next time, next time...

One of my cats is on urinary track food, and the other is on kidney and thyroid meds. We spend about $5K on the later several years ago when her intestines 'crashed'. I don't know if I would have spent $5K had I known up front, but once you spend 1 then 2 then...once you start, when do you stop?!
 
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Koronin said:
I've always had cats. Found this thread. Our oldest cat is 17. Last week she stopped eating and started hiding. Spent the weekend force feeding her. Got her to the vet yesterday. She has an infection (she got an antibiotic shot for that) and unfortunately kidney function is down which is part of the problem. So we came home with a bag of fluids, with tubes and needles to give her fluids. She's acting more normal today, but still not eating. So we're forcing feeding her. She did start eating treats again today, so that's at least an improvement.

Long story short about the force feeding. My cat that we had to put down about 4 years ago had major health issues her entire life and she had to be force fed multiple times for varying lengths before starting to eat again each time. She was 16 when we had to put her down due to health finally failing, but we had her for much longer than I had dared hoped I would have had her for.


This is a picture of our 17 yr old cat. Her name is Ariel. This picture is from when she was a kitten.
Unfortunately, I've been down this road many times with dogs and cats. I always push it too long and say that I will know better next time...next time, next time...

One of my cats is on urinary track food, and the other is on kidney and thyroid meds. We spend about $5K on the later several years ago when her intestines 'crashed'. I don't know if I would have spent $5K had I known up front, but once you spend 1 then 2 then...once you start, when do you stop?!
 
It's only a few hundred on her so far. For now with Ariel it's as long as her quality of life is good we'll do what we can for her. She's back to acting like herself. Very bossy and feisty. She needs to put more weight back on, but hopefully that'll come as she is eating again.
 
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Hi cat lovers! I'm just curious what kind of cat food do you feed?

Backstory is, I have a 8 yr. old male, 2 yr. old male, and a 1 yr. old male. The 1 year old looks like a watermelon. He has an enormous tummy! I took him to the vet to have him checked out, and it was confirmed that he's just fat. I have found some recommendations online https://goodcatlife.com/ , but it would be nice to know what you all feed your cats:)
 
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Hi cat lovers! I'm just curious what kind of cat food do you feed?

Backstory is, I have a 8 yr. old male, 2 yr. old male, and a 1 yr. old male. The 1 year old looks like a watermelon. He has an enormous tummy! I took him to the vet to have him checked out, and it was confirmed that he's just fat. I have found some recommendations online, but it would be nice to know what you all feed your cats:)
Until they weren't working in a deratization company, I simply used to give them pocket money and they'd choose by themselves.
... Lasagne most often.
 
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