Reba McEncat (my kids named her) started out as a stray that was about 24 hours from death by starvation and a respatory infection, she was feral and took weeks to tame. She is now about 8 yrs old and has lost most of her teeth. I suspect this is my fault as I fed her a daily diet of wet food and an unlimited supply of dry for yrs and yrs. I found she was getting too overweight and eliminated the wet food but this yr her teeth have been falling out fast. She has maybe 3 left and now she wont eat. When her teeth started falling out I brought back the wet food because she could no longer eat the dry. I am finding that despite the food brand she wont eat more then a bite or 2 and gives up. Some of the pate blends she wont eat at all, the gravy ones she licks off but leaves most of the meat behind, i've tried all kinds. Reba has lost alot of weight and is so skinny I am so worried for her. I have loved her for 8 yrs now despite my alergies to her and I want to love her for many many more but if she dosen't gain weight soon I'm going to loose her. I can't afford a vet and I hoped someone may have an idea of something I can try. She does drink still but i've seen her urine and it is very yellow.
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10/9/05 at 6:29pm