How to feed a cat with multiple serious health issues?
Hi folks --
Long time cat owner, rescue person, and gardenwebber, first time in this forum :).
I hoping you folks can help me figure out this puzzle.
I've got a kitty with a partial cleft palate. This gives him some issues with eating. After a lifetime of practice, he does ok with dry food as long as it is one of the brands with the biggest kibble sizes. When he was younger he used to gag and choke every time he ate, but now that is pretty rare.
He recently developed pemphigus.
There are some dietary limitations with that but not too severe.
The prednisilone he took for the pemphigus gave him diabetes. Now dry food is a problem due to the carbs.
Wet food, homemade or canned, is a problem with the cleft palate. It has to be 100% smooth (no chunks, especially small ones), and diluted with watery so it is like broth. And it still goes up in his sinuses, 10 or more times per day. For a cat on immune suppressants, this is not safe, And it hurts him.
He has lost weight precipitously, because nothing is working.
What can I do?
Have any of you tried this food? Does it have large kibbles?
I have an email in to my vet, but thought crowdsourcing a solution might be good too :). Any ideas are welcome!