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Our Jimmi, 14 year old cat with Osteosarcoma and pulmonary MTS
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Hi Bettina and Gang,
We are sorry to hear Jimmi was having some side effects from chemo. They can prescribe meds to help with the nausea. If they have not presided meds to help, ask.
Rapid weight loss in cats is scary. Can you start weighing Jimmi at home?
I ditto Sally does he need another chemo? Will one more make a difference? I have no experience with chemo just asking?
What about doing a scan now and then decide after you see the results. Has it helped ,any change etc. I’m glad to hear he is perking back up. We are all hoping the chemo has helped Jimmi 🙏

P.S. Some ideas to try for Jimmi getting some weight back on along with his regular food .

-baby food turkey and gravy, ham and gravy, chicken and gravy. Tiny jars are 90 calories and our guys love the Turkey and Gravy.

-Catsure drink we used this on our senior cat and it helped keep some weight on him. He drank it right up.

PetAg CatSure Meal Replacement
Liquid nutritional supplement meets nutritional needs as cats age
Contains flaxseed oil, a great source of DHA
Delicious highly-palatable vanilla flavor
Helps ensure proper fluid intake
Dietary supplement or meal replacement ensures balanced nutrition and fluid intake in senior, sick, or stressed cats. CatSure contains highly-digestible lactose-free milk proteins, amino acids, added vitamins, minerals, trace nutrients and ingredients that are the source of Omega-3 and -6 fatty acids.

Catnip can stimulate some cats appetites too.

Thank you for updating us, hope we can get some weight back on Mr Jimmi he needs some meat on his bones to fight this disease!
Give all the furry family extra scratches and treats please. Take care of yourself too ok!
Holly & Purrkinsheart

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Here at DaBear HQ, we have many cats and many with various stages of illnesses ( including inoperable brain tumors). One item that does seem to help either put on weight or at the very least stop weight loss is Hill's ( Prescription but you do not need a prescription: that is simply the company's name) Critical Care A/D. It is a very palatable, nutrient and calorie dense, almost pudding like consistency. I always keep cans around in case anyone gets sick. You can also syringe it without it plugging up the syringe ( which is fantastic). The label shows cats and dogs as the same formula is offered for both. It is not inexpensive but is worth it's weight in gold to me. 

Here is the link to the Amazon page where you can order it:

Hill's Prescription Diet a/d K9/Fel Critical Care

Has Jimmi ever been tested for hyperthyroidism? Very, very common in older cats AND can cause weight loss and muscle wasting. 

Jimmi is ABSOLUTELY the cat's meow! What a handsome guy!!! Sending under ear scratches and head bumps and belly rubs and mousies his way! Best wishes, hugs, and PyrPaws all around!

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