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Treats for starved cat?

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TopazMortmain Sat 13-Aug-11 11:28:40

My lovely fluffy cat went missing two months ago and appeared today, bedraggled, full of fleas and half starved. She is just all bone and fur. She has seen the vet and is now on whiskas wet food. I am going to supplement her meals with a little chicken but what else? I know you cannot feed a starved cat carbs so all dry food is out. Poor thing must have been locked in somewhere? She is utterly emaciated.

lubeybooby Sat 13-Aug-11 12:08:19

How about tinned salmon, nice oily fish get a bit of decent fat into her? Poor thing

colditz Sat 13-Aug-11 12:10:54

I was going to suggest sardines in oil. But DON'T give too much as this can act as a laxative. Kitten food is higher in calories (I think) and cats love butter ... someunsalted (just a dab!) with her food would be a nice treat

TopazMortmain Sat 13-Aug-11 12:46:38

Thanks both - kitten food is a brilliant idea, and will get some sardines ASAP.

She's on my lap now looking so upsettingly thin sad and every bone is jutting out. Horrible.

tabulahrasa Sat 13-Aug-11 15:39:18

Applaws and Encore dry foods both have 80% meat - don't know if that's still not high enough, but might be worth looking at.

Paschaelina Sat 13-Aug-11 15:50:21

I was going to suggest oily fish but I see I've been beaten to it grin I think really the only other thing you can give is time and attention, in a few days time she will look s different creature. Poor puss.

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 13-Aug-11 19:28:04

I second applaws dry food, we have it for the maize intolerant bengal.

Canned food is really high in cereals is she on pouches or tinned?

TopazMortmain Sun 14-Aug-11 10:52:32

She is on pouches. Half the time I am hand feeding her as she is being very weird around food. Currently minced plain roast chicken leftovers seems to be doing the job.

Thanks everyone - I hope she feels better soon.

schroeder Sun 14-Aug-11 21:41:16

My cat loves grated cheese.

What about some cat milk too.

Poor little cat, I hope she's feeling better soon.

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