high calories cat snacks

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by sixxchixx, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. sixxchixx

    sixxchixx Chillin' With My Peeps

    103
    1
    101
    Aug 10, 2010
    Escondido, CA
    Hello,
    my 3 year old himalayan is very skinny. I currently feed him "Feline Holistic Select" dry cat food, and as a treat sometimes, Friskies wet food. I started thinking that between his scrawny body and lack of playfulness he maybe needs some extra calories to help him "bulk up"

    anyone know of any over the counter (read: petco/petsmart) high calorie cat foods.

    PS
    I have another cat that is fine and doesnt need the extra umph, so I dont want to switch to a kitten food. just somthing I could fed him as a special treat.

    thanks!!
     
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    12,521
    95
    341
    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Wouldn't it be important to figure out WHY he is so skinny, first? It is not likely to be 'for no reason'... and you'd want to take care of the underlying cause, be it worms, thyroid, kidneys, infectious disease, etc etc.

    Pat
     
  3. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Quote:I agree with Pat. Once the vet checks him out you can try giving him some chicken gizzards, hearts, livers, etc... Also chicken wings have lost of fat to them. You can boil up a few and let him have at them.

    But get him checked by the vet first. Cats on holistic diets don't tend to get as pudgy as cats on your run of the mill cat food.
     
  4. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    Treats are very bad for a uti, Be careful. I recomend, again, can poultry cat food. If it is a uti he can die very quickly.
     
  5. sixxchixx

    sixxchixx Chillin' With My Peeps

    103
    1
    101
    Aug 10, 2010
    Escondido, CA
    Quote:he doesnt have a UTI. he shows no symptoms other than being skinny. and he's been skinny his whole life, I own his mother.

    the holistic cat food is Duck not chicken.
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2010
  6. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

    4,654
    28
    251
    Jun 15, 2008
    I'd just get a better cat food. Something with more meat and kcals and less filler. You can also boil meat and rice for some meals or even supplement with a little raw. A small amount of egg or cooked egg yolk can also be used as a supplement. Do not give too many raw eggs though or there is a risk of nutritional deficiency (debated by some). It doesn't take much to feed a cat a raw diet unlike trying to do it with several large dogs. If for some reason you want to stay with the current food and avoid raw I would look to an oil as a supplement. Something like flaxseed or sunflower seed oil. Preferably a mix of the 2 since flax and sunflowers have the opposite omega fatty acids in them. They compliment each other well and can be found in large cost effective bottles online which you can mix with whatever will get your cat interested. Put it on some dry food but remember to change the dry food quickly if it isn't eaten or it can go rancid, or mix it in a little wet food, with some egg, whatever... Salmon oil could also be used and is the one most commonly used as a supplement for dogs but I prefer to stick with vegetable oils and just add raw meat or actual fish to their diet.
     
  7. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    5,404
    21
    243
    Jun 19, 2010
    Sandy Eggo, CA
    Try Wellness food, it is wonderful for getting weight on kitties and getting them "back up". We use it on all our rescues. Also I wouldn't feed Friskies, ever, it's horrible food and contributes to all kinds of health problems. Try Wellness. My cats LOVE it! [​IMG]
     
  8. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I have a picky eater who is kinda skinny (always has been) and she does great on Taste of the Wild cat food. Doesn't shed much on it either, and doesn't throw up anymore either (from hairballs or overeating).

    My other cat, seems to do fine on anything [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by