Hello - When one of my cats was very sick many years ago and wasn't eating at all, my vet suggested that I try feeding her with some Brand's Essence of Chicken. I did this, and I believe that at the time it saved her life. My current cat, who is 16 years old, has become very thin and I am trying to build her up. I remembered the chicken essence and have managed to obtain a few jars, but I cannot remember how much you are meant to feed of it. Does anyone else know of Brand's Essence of Chicken and know how much you should feed of this supplement. Any advice would be gratefully received - Thank You.
Brand's Essence of chicken is something I've not heard of although with a bit of a search on the internet I was able to find it. Most of the information was aimed at humans although I did see quantities for a GSD on one site. However I did find this site which & sells it implies they are specifically for cats & therefore it might be worth contacting them www.remedy4cats.co.uk/contact.html
I have no idea if that will be of any help, but good luck.
Just one thing have you had your cat checked by a vet as one of the first signs we had of our Penny getting kidney disease was a loss of weight coupled with her drinking & urinating more.
Happy days with Roman, Osiris & Lexie (remembering Chloe & Penny)
Hello tonib, thank you for the reply. I will give that company a try and see if they can help. My cat, Susie, has been seeing the vet on a regular basis. For about the last eighteen months she has been having a lot of problems with her belly, straining to poo, for which she was prescribed lactulose. She was also very gradually losing weight. The vet did lots of blood tests and she had an ultrasound done, which showed something in her stomach. She then underwent a huge operation to find out what was showing on the ultrasound. It turned out that she is a bit different and has two stomachs, a small normal one and an extra pouch stomach. The vet said she had never seen anything like it. Anyway, they decided that she most likely had inflammatory bowel disease and was prescribed a special diet, which she eats fairly well, but I would like to see her eat a bit more. She has the regular senior cat checks up, and they said for her age the results are fairly good. The trouble is she continues to still lose weight fairly gradually. I am hoping that the Brands essence might help to build her up a little and increase her appetite. Thank you again for the reply, very much appreciated.
Welcome to the forum susiesmum. How unusual for a cat to have 2 stomachs! I hope that the Brand's Essence of Chicken helps Susie. I noticed that you said that Susie was prescribed Lactulose for her constipation - one of my cats, Kiba-Khan, has suffered with constipation all his life and I give him a spoonful of Lactulose on a daily basis. Just wanted to say that you can buy it from the chemist a lot cheaper than off the vet, I once paid £5.50 for 50ml from the vet (9 years ago) and I buy a 300ml bottle for just under £5 in my local chemists. If you buy any from the chemist don't say it's for a cat when they question you about who it's for etc. - the lady in Boots wouldn't sell it to me for my cat! It was my vet who told me to buy it from the chemist.
My cat, Susie, has been seeing the vet on a regular basis. For about the last eighteen months she has been having a lot of problems with her belly, straining to poo, for which she was prescribed lactulose.
My cat Sam suffered with constipation during the last ~18 months of her life, brought on by kidney disease. She was on lactulose for quite some time, but she often showed signs of feeling sick. Also, as it is a sticky syrup, it doesn't actually work that well I found.
Eventually, I tried her on tinned pumpkin, and that worked well with no apparent side effects. It's the Libby's 100% pumpkin you need, not the pie filling which contains sugar. You don't need much of it - 1/4 to 1/2 a teaspoon mixed in with every meal. Another option is slippery elm bark, which as well as acting as a laxative also reduces inflammation and irritation of the stomach and intestinal tract. Holland & Barrett sell it as capsules of powder which you mix with their food.
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