Tomlyn Nutri-Stat & Kitty Question
Some of you might remember my thread about my 13-14 year old kitty that was having trouble maintaining his weight. Long story short, I took him in for a full battery of tests (urinary analysis, thyroid, kidney, and diabetes screen) - and all came back normal. My kitty, Buddy, normally weighs around 11 pounds but is down to around 5 pounds and doesn't act like himself at all.
After our vet appointment a few months ago, I switched his food to a hypoallergenic formula and he started looking a little better but now he has started to thin out again. In addition, he has begun to have trouble jumping on to things that normally never gave him trouble and his meow sounds different - in a bad way.
At the advice of my vet, I am using a high calorie nutritional supplement now that has a lot of calories and vitamins called Tomlyn Nutri-Stat. It's indicated for underweight, distressed, or nursing animals. Has anyone ever used this with any success?
Also, when do you know it's time to put a kitty to sleep? I have never had to euthanize an animal so I'm not sure how you determine when it's time and I know there's not one answer but I'm thinking I might not be far away from having to make a decision about Buddy. But it's such a huge (and final) decision.
I know @JAKEISGREAT has a lot of experience with cats but all advice is welcome!
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I have nutri-cal, sounds like the same. It is a high calorie gel that boost energy for young pups, but dont use it too often. It is more for hypo glycemic breeds. Not sure if that would be a miracle in a tube for you, it may be close to the time to make that choice. It would not hurt tho I don't think.
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