High fat food for cats?
January 20, 2012 8:42 PM Subscribe
What can we feed our cat to help him gain weight?
posted by angiep to Pets & Animals (19 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
We have two cats, about 12 years old, Molly
. After a Molly had a bout with pancreatitis, they've both been eating Prescription Diet i/d cat food. They're free feeders on the dry food, and we put out canned food morning and evening. Neither has ever overeaten, and Molly has always been a healthy weight, but Pepper's been losing weight. He was at the vet this week and had a full blood panel done and he's otherwise healthy: no diabetes, no hyperthyroidism, none of the usual suspects. The vet suggested we feed him regular Science Diet maintenance cat food to see if the higher fat content will help him gain some weight, but he doesn't like it and won't eat it.
Are there high-calorie, super-yummy, but otherwise healthy treats, we can give Pepper to supplement the Prescription Diet i/d? The feline version of avocados and brazil nuts?