May. 31st, 2016

lblanchard: (swannfountain)
I have found the Magic Elixir that tempts The Scamp to eat: StarKist Solid White Tuna in Water -- whizzed in the food processor with its own juice until it is a pate. He ate about half a can of it yesterday in the late afternoon and evening. Given that the vet wanted me to get half a can of their cat food into him over a day, I'd say this is good.

Several folks on Teh Facebooks have cautioned me that it's not a balanced diet. I don't plan to feed him the stuff for all eternity, just until his appetite returns for good. I think I can reintroduce the vet's cat food by mixing it 50/50 with some of the tuna. He still disdains the shreds of "meat" or "fish" in Fancy Feast and other prepared cat foods. I haven't made it to a Fancy Feast store to pick up some of their pate yet, but that will be next.

Also, when I got up this morning, he'd eaten about half of the 1/3 cup of Prescription Crunchies I put out for him overnight. I think he's on the mend.

He still hates getting his meds, but I'm following them immediately by treats (and now by tuna), and that seems to be making him a little more resigned to the process. [Or maybe not -- I just went down to give him his morning meds and he managed to sink a claw into a vein on the back of my hand with....spectacular....results.]

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