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Old Yesterday, 01:16 PM
 
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Hello everyone, I am looking for some suggestions for Food or Supplements to help my cat out. He has struggled with diarrhea and keeping weight on for over a year now, and now has simply lost too much. Can feel the ribs, spine ect. Have tried multiple cat foods dry/wet. Took him to the vet a year or so ago and ruled out parasites and did a full checkup and nothing seemed wrong. After a huge...huge bill I tried to fix the issue on my own and meeting wits end here.....he eats alot, and always hungry, soft stool and sometimes very watery, sometimes outside of the litter boxes. I know im not vet but EPI could be a possibility since he has most of the symptoms-weight loss, big appetite, soft stool. I am looking for options or suggestions on foods/supplements that I can try. Anything would be greatly appreciated
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Old Yesterday, 01:28 PM
 
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I can tell you from personal experience that most things involving weight loss, especially while the cat is eating a lot, are not something you can fix yourself. Was he checked for diabetes and thyroid issues and IBS? Did the vet check his abdomen for any masses?



I know too well how expensive vet care is and a good way to approach this is to decide how much you are able to afford and tell the vet up front what your budget is so they can prioritize what needs to be checked. There are also low cost vet clinics in most areas. Most of them are not full-service, but at least additional blood tests and x-rays would likely be less expensive than at a regular vet. Good luck to your kitty, keep us updated!!
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Old Yesterday, 01:52 PM
 
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If he has not been to the vet in a year and his symptoms have worsened - he needs medical attention. This is past home remedies.
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Old Yesterday, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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^^^ ITA with the suggestions above. First you need to rule out a medical issue!

I'm wondering what kind of food you feed him? Assuming you rule out medical issues, he may benefit from a wet or raw food diet.
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Old Yesterday, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Kountze, Texas
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I suggest an X-ray or Ultrasound. This was my cat and he had a Lymphoma which ended up killing him. Blood work did not show anything.
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Old Yesterday, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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If he has not been to the vet in a year and his symptoms have worsened - he needs medical attention. This is past home remedies.


See your vet! It's your responsibility to get the best treatment for your cat.
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Old Today, 07:23 AM
 
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Thank you all for your responses, I am going to the Vet tomorrow. I will keep this updated when I can! Thanks again!!
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Old Today, 09:10 AM
 
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Thank you all for your responses, I am going to the Vet tomorrow. I will keep this updated when I can! Thanks again!!
Good luck & raw/wet food diets are ALWAYS the best for any cat - sick or healhty. It is their biologically species appropriate diet no matter what anyone or any vet says. There's only one proper way to feed a carnivore & it is w/ raw meat foods.
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Old Today, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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As others have said, time for a trip to the vet. In addition to other things listed here, a rapidly growing tumor will also cause an increased appetite but still with weight loss.
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Old Today, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Agee! Please go to the vet. Same here, our cat lost weight. We thought it was age at first. Blood work looked ok, x ray showed a shadow and ultrasound eventually showed enlarged liver, tumerous lymph nodes and kidney involvement. We are currently still dealing with the lymphoma and every day is a challenge to get him to eat.

Maybe AD science hills food. It’s high calories to add some weight. Or supplement with Gerber baby food.

Good luck, keep us posted.
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