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Treats for starved cat?

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TopazMortmain · 13/08/2011 11:28

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.

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lubeybooby · 13/08/2011 12:08

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

colditz · 13/08/2011 12:10

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 · 13/08/2011 12:46

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.

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tabulahrasa · 13/08/2011 15:39

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 · 13/08/2011 15:50

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 · 13/08/2011 19:28

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 · 14/08/2011 10:52

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.

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schroeder · 14/08/2011 21:41

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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