Home Medical Care: foods for hand-feeding sick cats


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For calorie content of commercial cat foods.

Any of the above foods are suitable for making hand-feeding mixtures for sick cats unless the illness requires a special diet. If a mixture must be fed longer than two or three days strict attention must be paid to nutritional balance. Therefore commercial products are probably best for long-term feeding. Whole eggs should be cooked (e.g., soft boiled) before feeding or mixing with other foods. Add no more than 1 tablespoonful of corn syrup or honey and 1 tablespoonful of corn oil per 3-ounce jar of baby food unless otherwise directed by your veterinarian. Add milk, meat or chicken broth, or water as necessary to liquify the foods for hand administration and to help meet the sick cat’s daily fluid requirement.