We'll be waiting to hear how Willow makes out. Sounds like she is coming around but slowly. Keep up the good work and if she needs you to sit with her in order for her to eat - pull up a seat and hang around.
post #31 of 41
11/22/05 at 8:27pm
Originally Posted by MarshaB
Hi there. This is Marsha's husband. First of all, let me say THANKS to all of you involved in this website. It has been a huge help in giving us options and the links to great information.
It's been a stressful time over the past few weeks. The situation with Willow has improved. Since her return from the vet the 3rd time, she has been eating somewhat. We've tried over 13 different dry foods, and treats, and baby food, and everything else everyone suggested. What a challenge!
Now we've found dried kibble treats that she goes to the cupboard for. We give her 5 to 10 each time. Is there anything wrong with that?
We also give her a sardine tuna moist pate daily that she licks partially dry.
And we finally found a dry food that she will eat at least 1/4 cup a day.
That is a HUGE improvement from 2 weeks ago.
She used to eat a combo of 3-4 different dry foods continuously before. Over 1/2 cup a day. She has gained some weight but is still thin.
She comes to bug me in my home office and then I will follow her to her food bowl. If I sit with her, pet her and encourage her, she seems to eat longer than if I am not around. Why is that?
We are taking her to the Vet this week for another blood test to compare from 2 weeks ago. Here's hoping.
I used to own a wonderful, smart German Shepherd. Having a cute cat was a real switch. It's my wife's cat, but even I have become VERY attached. Hopefully this will all work out. It's been an experience!
Cheers to you all! We'll report back after the vet trip.