- Sep 21, 2005
- Sep 21, 2005
My Momo recently had surgery to have a kidney stone removed. From the time he developed the stone, we found it in an Xray, and finally surgery, he lost about 200 grams. When he went into surgery he wasn't even eating half of the veggies I was giving him, and I was giving him the most variety possible for him to pick from, and at the same time trying to give him food that is low in calcium (vet's orders). Well in a couple days right after the surgery he went from 750 grams to 705 grams. The vet told me that likely it was because of all the backed up urine and stuff due to the blockage from the stone. So now the focus is to get him really eating again and get the weight back on. However, herein lies the problem. Momo is still not eating well like i was hoping he would after surgery. I am trying all different types of veggies and fruits. At this point he completely ignores any type of lettuce. The vet recommended a lighter colored lettuce like maybe just the romaine heart or iceberg since they are not high in calcium. I've been trying green peppers, red peppers, celery, squash, carrots, grapes, strawberries, apples. And he will nibble on different things, and continue to nibble through the day, but won't even eat half of what I give him. I thought about syringe feeding him, but I am fairly sure that won't work. I have to give him 3 different medications right now twice a day, and every single time its a HUGE ordeal.. Momo detests having that syringe anywhere near his mouth, it takes me forever to get that medication in him. So I know that trying to actually feed him via syringe will be torture for him and nearly impossible. He does like his pellets, but even those he doesn't eat a ton of either. It seems the only thing he is truly interested are raisins . I'm at my wits end, I just don't know what to do. it is quite frustrating because I've had Momo for almost 5 years and he has always been my fat pig, the one that always LOVED to eat, so it saddens me how much weight he's lost, and moreso that I haven't seen him regain that love for food yet. I suppose its possible that he is still in some pain post-surgery, maybe that's why he's not eating as much. But there has to be something I can do, I don't want him to lose anymore weight. Does anyone have any suggestions for what I can do?