||[Sep. 29th, 2012|08:33 pm]
Vet Care and Advice
my cat is just over 2yrs old but the size of a roughly 8month old kitten in height/length and very skinny. To the point where you could feel almost every bone in her body, ribs, chest, hips, spine, everything. This is not especially new, she has never been a decent weight. When i got her as an abandoned kitten she was very aneamic from fleas and the treatment made her very sick-she had two blood transfusions as well as stints in an oxygen tent all before being 3months old. My vet likens her to a premature baby and says she will never be big which is fine, and as her hear/lungs/eyes etc have always checked out ok and she does eat relatively well wet and dry food twice a day like my other two, he hasn't been concerned but I feel really awful about how skinny she is, like if anyo e else saw her they'd think I starved her.
I'm taking her for a checkup in a week or so but I wondered if there is anything I should ask or anything I can do to help her gain weight? I've tried kitten food, expensive vet food, cheap food, nothing has seemed to help. She is neutered and also very easily scared if that is of any consequence, like I can't even cough when she is on my lap or she runs like crazy. It worrys me that being so thin could have an effect on her organs, I don't want to make her fat, just healthy.
thanks for any help you can give