My aging cat is disappearing before my eyes. when she was 17 she had lost considerable weight and the vet did a blood test with no conclusive results. He wanted to do exploritory surgery which I declined. Due to her age I didn’t want to put her through it. She is still very active now at 18 but is still losing weight. She always wants her snack but often heaves it back up. The snack consists of soft food or a small portion of wet cat food, which is the premium stuff with no gravy. Since I have another cat I have no way of knowing if the younger one is eating the dry food from the older cat. The dry food is the same Iams food fed to both of them for their entire lives. The younger cat is getting fat, which suggests she is eating the older cat’s food. So it finally dawned on me that the older cat is may only be eating the snacks. She still has her teeth and I’ve heard her crunching the hard stuff when combined with the soft snacks. I know she can physically do it. Since she’s lost her voice maybe she has trouble swallowing. Don’t know.
I can start feeding her pretty much anything but I’m getting REAL tired of cleaning up cat vomit. She’s ruined a good wool rug (why the f!#$k is there red dye in cat food?) Any suggestions on yummy cat food that will stay down would be be appreciated. I’m guessing she has trouble with food with a high fat content. I just tried Friskies fine cuts in a pouch and it stayed down. It’s supposed to be a balanced meal (again what is with the red dye?).