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it's almost impossible to get enough feedings in throughout the day to provide
the proper calories to maintain or gain weight. There are a few options
to choose from to incorporate extra calories. These options are not complete
nutrition and are only meant to supplement the diet. The majority of calories
should come from the food that you are feeding.
Fat - Do not use drippings from cooking meat. The chemical composition of fat is changed when it is cooked and becomes very unheathly. If you want to use animal fat, it must be fed raw and VERY fresh from a reputable source. Or, use unsalted, real butter.
Nutrical - This product is good to add extra calories and vitamins. NOT to be used as a sole souce of nutrition. Question: I read somewhere that cat's with high calcium levels shouldn't use this... is this true? email me: Kathy(at)AssistFeed.com
Oils - Canola, Safflower, Olive, Vegetable
PDG - Made by Wysong. "PDG provides natural archetypal nourishment; including vitamins, minerals, enzymes and probiotic cultures to animals that are anorectic, undernourished, or otherwise debilitated."
Butter - I've been told that cats really do better with animal fat (over oils), so unsalted, real butter is good. Add a bit of unsalted, real butter to each feeding. I buy stick butter (4 sticks to a pound) and add a thin sliver to each meal.
Injectible Vitamin B Complex - it has been reported that B Complex vitimins help to increase appetite. If you are giving subcutaneous fluids, the B Complex liquid can be injected through the injection port at the needle. You do not need a prescription to by B-Complex but work with your veterinarian to be safe.
Kittyvite - "High Calorie Vitamin Concentrate. A daily Nutritional Supplement
Ideal for Finicky Eaters." NOTE: My cats have never liked this but it stays on the market so maybe some do. Diabetics: This product contains malt
Typos? Please email me at Kathy (at) AssistFeed.com
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Disclaimer: Kathy Fatheree is not at all a medical expert. Contents of this web site are a collection of Kathy's assist feeding experiences as well as the experiences of other cat owners who have assist fed their cats. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, Kathy Fatheree or anyone associated with this web site cannot be held responsible for anything that may happen as a result of using the information on this site.