Monday, February 17, 2014

Some Tucker updates

Tucker got his first thorough brushing since going missing in November. I didn't want to stress him while he was so thin, and then obviously not when he felt sick with FLUTD. He was NOT happy about the brushing, but given that he's sitting on my lap as I type this now, I think all is forgiven.

He's gained a little more weight, now at 13 lb 2 oz. He's nearly at his "pre-escape" weight.

I've had some questions about his diet. Right now, I am mixing half canned and half raw together. I feed grain-free canned, like Evo and Blue. Because fish can be an allergen, I'm avoiding fish flavors. The raw I use is Nature's Variety Instinct. For now, I am using chicken. (I tried duck and he vomited it horribly all over the house. . .) So far, things are going well and he has not resisted the change. His energy levels have improved and (bonus) his stools are more firm and less stinky. I hope this is a good solution for him.

All is right with my world.

13 comments:

Old Kitty said...

Sweet Tucker! Glad to read he's doing ok!! Yay! take care
x

Laila and Minchie said...

Oh, Tucker, you are looking fabulous! Your mom is taking such excellent care of you too.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome! He's doing so well and that makes us SO happy!

colehauscats said...

Good for you, Tucker! Our mom doesn't like to give us fish things either and that's okay with us as long as we have fishy toys to play with! Purrs...

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

Hey Tucker-you look like a contented, well-loved feline.
signed,
the kitty brats

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I am so glad that Tucker is doing so well - too bad he does not like brushing. I LOVE it! My human brought home some Nature's Variety to try out for Binga and Boodie (and me, if I am not too picky!). She would like us to eat as well as possible!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Aw, so glad to hear he's doing well!

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

He is looking really good..

Katnip Lounge said...

Glad to see he is coming along. Can you email me more info about corn silk? I'd be interested in trying it for Miss Pea. Thanks!

katniplounge AT gmail DOT com

The Island Cats said...

We're glad Tucker is doing better. We eat half canned, half raw too...'cept for Zoey who gets all canned. She vomits the raw food for some reason. We use Stella & Chewy's freeze dried raw.

Debra Taylor said...

so glad all is right with Tucker now! good luck getting the food issue sorted out


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Angel and Kirby said...

WE are glad Tucker is getting back to his old self!

Roberta said...

You look mah-velous, Tucker.

Two kitties on the porch couch

Ringo and Lucy both love to sneak out on the porch anytime they can (with sneak meaning that Jim opens the door for them).