Maybe your cat became sick and lost several pounds? Whatever your situation, sometimes our feline friends need some extra calories in order to obtain the proper nourishment they need. In this article, we’ll talk about how to make your cat gain weight, offer some options for high calorie cat food and finish up with our
Underweight pets should be eating foods that are around 30% protein and 20% fat if they’re eating dry kibble, or 7% protein and 5% fat, or higher, if you’re feeding a wet food. Intersperse your pet’s diet with small amounts of high-calorie supplemental canned food or canned products made of 100% meat sources.
Kibble is fattening. Chicken baby food is a good way to get more protein into them (and most cats like it). Canned kitten food has more calories and fat than regular canned food (Fancy Feast has 2 flavors of kitten food, my mom’s skinny elderly cat liked them and it seemed to help her).
While canned food may not always have higher calories than dry food, the smell and taste may encourage your cat to eat more. Look for canned foods with proteins with higher fat, especially duck, sardine, and liver. Try to avoid canned foods with corn, wheat, soy and by-products, since they are junk ingredients.
I know there was a similar thread recently and people recommended Innova Evo Canned. I was looking for a few more high calorie options for my picky eater. It doesn’t have to be all that great of a food (I’d prefer no by-products, etc)…Kitty has shown a distinct preference for crappyfoods…although she’s …