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The food of choice for sick cat Simba was Iams cat food.

Initially Simba was force fed Hill's Cat Food Critical Care a/d Formula and then when Simba was trasferred to a 24 hour vet, she was tube fed Iams Cat Food Maximum Calorie. These special pet foods are emergency high calorie high protein foods indicated for a cat not eating enough or not at all.

I asked why the 24 hour vet chose Iams cat food and the veterinarian told me that the Iams Max Cal has more calories than the Hills cat food a/d critical care formula. Made sense to me! They want to get the maximum calories in with the fewest number of tube feeding sessions.

Pictures of sick cat Simba and her
Tube Feeding at the Veterinarian's Office

Opening Simba's mouth to insert the feeding tube.
Notice
that the veterinarian has her pinky finger on Simba's throat to be able to feel that the tube is going down the esophagus and NOT the wind-pipe.
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Pushing the tube down Simba's esophagus.
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Large syringe with tapered tip and flexible feeding tube attached.
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Feeding begins by slowly depressing syringe plunger.
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Disclaimer: Kathy Fatheree is not at all a medical expert. Contents of this web site are a collection of Kathy's assist feeding experiences as well as the experiences of other cat owners who have assist fed their cats. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, Kathy Fatheree or anyone associated with this web site cannot be held responsible for anything that may happen as a result of using the information on this site.