Thursday, October 22, 2015
The next suggestion from the vet was to put Diego on prescription food. The theory being Diego has developed an allergy to his normal food. This was also something the staff person at our friendly pet store mentioned- that over time cats can develop allergies to the food they've been eating for years. So I picked up some of the prescription food. I had a choice, wet or dry, and picked wet since the boyz have really taken to the recent migration to canned food. I figured Diego-san would be more likely to accept the change in his diet with wet food involved.
I tried feeding Theo and Thompson the normal dried food and when I gave Diego-san his first round of the prescription food. Thompson would have no part of that arrangement- trying his best to get at Diego-san's food. After a couple more tries I gave up and fed Thompson some canned food too. I kept Theo on dried food and only the past few meals has he suspected something is up that he's missing out on.
The good news in all of this is Thompson is eating a lot more than he has in a while. Hopefully he can gain back some of the weight he has lost. Now I just have to figure out what to do with the big bag of dried food I bought not too long ago...