Thursday, July 04, 2013

Megat on Thursday

Megat's appetite is better these last few days. Last night, he made an effort to eat his dinner and he also ate  his kibble. These days I only give him about 20 gms of kibble to last him the whole night and it was only this morning that I found only a few in his food bowl. He had been leaving about 1/2 of that in is foodbowl uneaten for the past few nights.

He also ate his breakfast, but not much. Still, it was encouraging. For the last few mornings, he did not even make any attempt to eat anything I put before him. I had been feeding baby food - pumpkin, potatoes and beef, using syringes. Since he does not spit this out, I had been giving him this for about 3 mornings already. This morning, apart from the food that he had eaten from his bowl, I had fed him 6 ml of baby food. I just feel that if I leave him to eat such little food, he would get it into his mind that there was no need to eat in the morning at all!

I also made sure that he gets fresh kibble in his food bowl in my bedroom in the mid-afternoon as well as fresh water with ice cubes. 

It had taken him about 8 or 9 days to recover his appetite from his first vincristine. He has still not recovered his appetite fully and eventhough I give him Appelin or B12 everyday, his appetite has not improved much. 

I read from another blog, that CCaps are good for animals with tumours and they also increase energy and appetite. This seems like a good  thing. 


Anonymous said...

My cat was given 1/2 cyproheptadine 4mg (from a***) once a day for loss of appetite due to runny nose. When i checked what my cat was given, I read on that it was "especially useful in cats undergoing chemotherapy as they tend to lose their appetite." Why not ask vet?

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

We are so glad to hear that our friend Megat is eating better! Keep up the good work!

The Chans

meowmeowmans said...

We are glad to hear that Megat is eating better. Keep up the good work, Megat! :)

The Lee County Clowder said...

Glad to hear you are eating a little more, Megat. All us black kitties got to stick together.