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Yay for a nice quiet day. As in - the world feels quiet and unchallenging. A few moments of disturbing revelation as I woke up this morning will be mulled on in the right place, later.

(My brain - the back bit anyway - has been quietly trying to add up a few inconsistencies while I thought I was I'm thinking about other things and/or asleep. Error messages always seem to pop up when I least expect them, and way after the moment has passed. It scares me how easily I am manipulated, and I hate twigging to it before I've gotten out of bed.)


And I need to get cat food. Tuna IN BRINE it must be. Not oil. And home brand, none of that fancy John West stuff. Smoked salmon is also unacceptable (I don't know what made me think buying the most expensive stuff was the way to go...). She will still eat the odd bit of dry food when nothing else is there.

It's possible a friend is popping by this afternoon - am hoping to hear about that soon so I can request a supermarket pick-up rather than venture out myself. Gosh I may actually have to text to find out...


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Jan. 13th, 2013 06:56 am (UTC)
Hmmm... is the salt in the Tuna in Brine OK?
Jan. 13th, 2013 08:31 am (UTC)
I guess quite possibly not.

Trouble is, she's even turning her nose up at tuna in "springwater". She lick at it only. And she pulls back quite vehemently from tuna in oil.

Fellow cat person, do you have any ideas?

So far: she won't eat the Hills k/d food - dry or tinned. She'll only nibble at the odd bit of the dry Hills feline t/d that she used to eat before the kidney failure diagnosis (she used to love it). No to raw chicken, no to quickly fried chicken mince.

About to defrost some steak to try tomorrow.

Jan. 13th, 2013 09:29 am (UTC)
Have you got tinned chicken where you live, and have you tried that? Some cats like it. Mash it up with the tin water. Ground turkey is a popular base for many homemade cat food recipes, so if you can find that, she may eat it. Fish oils are a good nutrition supplement if she'll eat them. Tinned salmon may do better than smoked - it sounds like she wants her food very wet, so mashing more water into the whatever might help. Does she take water on its own? Have a water dish AWAY from the food dish, one of the recirculating ones if possible; cats like to think their water is fresh, and some won't drink if it's near the food. Might try weak or no-salt bouillon or broths, if the salty fish tin liquid is a favorite. Adding a pinch of salt sounds like a bad idea for kidney kitties, but it can make them more willing to drink and eat.

Because you needed to do more work feeding the cat than feeding yourself, naturally. Best wishes to both!
Jan. 13th, 2013 12:05 pm (UTC)
I just realised that's probably why she's drinking water from the shower.

Still drinking water from the usual source (bowl near food), but has definitely developed a sudden new interest in the shower recess.

Maybe it's because her new food is so smelly.
Jan. 13th, 2013 05:06 pm (UTC)
Well, lots of water is good for a cat with kidney issues.

My old cat had us trained to, when summoned, go into the loo and turn the sink tap on to just a trickle. She'd drink from that, or sometimes just stare at it for an hour.
Jan. 16th, 2013 08:47 am (UTC)
Pussywhipped, indeed!
Jan. 14th, 2013 01:30 am (UTC)
Vet stuff recommends warming wet-type food or things like tuna to luke-warm in microwave as they smell more fishy/meaty that way and may tempt sick pets ...

Jan. 14th, 2013 09:56 pm (UTC)
Yes, that's what I have to do. I also put warm water from the faucet into Ramba's food and mash it up. He likes his food really moist, so it's a win/win.
Jan. 16th, 2013 08:48 am (UTC)
This appears to be helping, thanks.
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