I have a 17 year old disagnosed with hyperthyroidism. His weight plummeted in a matter of months, I mean he lost pounds. At first I thought it was just his old age but then I picked him up and he was as light as a feather.
The vet put him on half a table a day and he lost a further 13 ounces in a month. We upped his dose to 1 tablet a day and then for 2 weeks he put back 3 ounces a week. Then on the last check he had lost 2 ounces again.
This cat used to be the sort that would grab stuff off your plate, whilst you were eating, but now he will not look at his favourites. He wont touch tuna in veg oil, he wouldnt touch the other treats like ham or turkey or whatever. If i give him a food that is soaking in broth he will lap the broth and leave the rest. He will eat soft pate food but only in the initial 5 minutes of putting it down.
I am looking for 'sure fire' food suggestions that other people have discovered their cats will eat even when ill and off their food. Something thats not too rich or likely to cause diarrhea, and will also help gain weight.
If anyone has any brands they tried, or treats, whatever. I need to get this poor guy to get some weight back before organs start failing and the vet starts talking 'quality of life'