How can I get my cat to eat his prescription kidney food
May 10, 2012 9:54 PM Subscribe
My cat has to eat a special kidney friendly diet. How can I encourage him to eat?
posted by davisnot to pets & animals (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
He has early stage kidney disease. He is meant to eat both dry food (for the calories) and wet food (since the extra moisture is good for him). Both are prescription diets that are lower in protein and other things that aren't hard on the kidneys.
I have tried heating the food, adding water, mixing the dry and wet food. The thing that helps the most is feeding him by hand but it's still a struggle to get him to finish his food, and his vet does not want him to lose any weight.
For those of you who have had a cat with kidney problems, what helped stoke their appetite? I take it that the prescription food isn't very tasty.