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Yesterday afternoon Mark dropped a piece of tuna on the ground - Boo was twining between his legs and, as near as he could tell, begging - and she jumped on it. He then gave her half the can, which she ate. This is remarkable because she's pretty much always turned her nose up at absolutely everything besides her chosen brand of cat food, and by everything I mean all meats, cream, and canned cat food.

And I know this isn't the most exciting thing in the world and indeed is the sort of news only of importance to parents and worried pet owners, but for the first time in five days there was something in the litter box.

At present, I'm letting her have all of the tuna she wants. When she gets her appetite back, then we'll see about getting her to eat the kidney diet food.

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zygopetalum
Apr. 22nd, 2010 07:17 am (UTC)
When she starts feeling better you can ween her off the tuna diet by mixing it in with her dry food. That's what worked for my sick kitty
djm4
Apr. 22nd, 2010 07:18 am (UTC)
As both a sort-of parent and occasionally worried pet owner, I do indeed know how exciting this news is. Thinking good thoughts and sending them your way.
barakta
Apr. 22nd, 2010 07:21 am (UTC)
Yay for Boo eating tuna!
beluosus
Apr. 22nd, 2010 08:03 am (UTC)
I once had a cat that got sick and had to have all his teeth out. After that point he wouldn't eat anything except gerber's turkey baby food. Before this he used to beg for table scraps like a dog. The vet thought that maybe he thought the other foods caused the pain and would do so again if he ate it. So maybe tuna is her safety food right now.
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webcowgirl
Apr. 22nd, 2010 09:02 am (UTC)
Alas, I do not eat fish at all!
corvuscrx
Apr. 22nd, 2010 09:06 am (UTC)
Interesting, I used to drain my tuna can's water into her food bowl whenever I made myself tuna fish. She seemed to always enjoy it. I'm glad she's eating something. :)
shadowdaddy
Apr. 22nd, 2010 11:05 am (UTC)
*That* is interesting to know...and maybe will be the thing to help transition into the medicinal food.
lastwordy_mcgee
Apr. 22nd, 2010 01:48 pm (UTC)
That IS great news! I am so glad.
varina8
Apr. 22nd, 2010 03:00 pm (UTC)
Excellent news!
blueskitten
Apr. 22nd, 2010 03:26 pm (UTC)
Yay! Good news! Our kitty is 18 years old and also only eats his chosen brand of dry cat food. He's eating less and less these days and we're getting worried about him too. But he's had a good run so there's not a whole lot we can do except keep feeding and loving him, and giving him sun puddles to lie in.
theda
Apr. 22nd, 2010 04:16 pm (UTC)
Yay, baby steps to getting better, fingers crossed.
alexiarnps
Apr. 22nd, 2010 06:28 pm (UTC)
We had Pandora on meat baby food. Onions and garlic aren't so good for them, but the all meat / meat gravy varieties are OK. Not nutritional for long term use, obviously, but some cats who are having a tough time with eating will take to these and shake whatever it was that was causing the loss of appetite.

Good luck!
solace_aderyn
Apr. 22nd, 2010 10:33 pm (UTC)
Yay!
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