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JudyM
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« on: November 11, 2008, 09:33:08 AM »

Has anyone ever given this to a cat, or know of any vet's that have suggested this for weight gain??  Looking for something to add weight to kitty.

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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2008, 09:51:51 AM »

Was your vet possibly talking about "CatSure"?  It is a product made by PetAg specifically for cats.

I believe some people here have used it and, hopefully, someone can comment on it.

http://www.petco.com/product/14328/Pet-Ag-CatSure-Meal-Replacement.aspx

ingredients:  Water, dried milk protein concentrate, skimmed milk, soybean oil, flaxseed oil, dried hydrolyzed whey, wheat germ oil, maltodextrins, guar gum, l-arginine, choline chloride, lecithin, DL-methionine, calcium carbonate, taurine, potassium chloride, carragee

Ensure is for people.  I've never heard it prescribed for cats. 
http://ensure.com/products/index.aspx

ingredients:  quite extensive list of ingredients on this link, you can scroll through them.
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2008, 10:48:51 AM »

I have used CatSure (which is what I think your vet meant) and have encountered no problems with it... however, I really don't like that it has soy.  If you are looking for something to add calories to your kitty's food to help in weight gain, you can try adding Foster and Smith's VitaCal gel which is packed with calories: 4,300kCal metabolizble energy per kg.  It has no soy and best of al, no sodium benzoate!  You can add this to a home-made chicken-chicken broth or even babyfood if your kitty cannot eat solids. 
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