At twelve weeks, Digby weighed less than two pounds. His sister, Hattie, weighed three. But you don’t take a scale to the breeder’s home, and most of us trust that a vet’s seal of approval of a kitten’s health is reliable.
“I don’t know how it’s possible, but I think Digby’s actually shrinking,” I told my husband. Despite being a demanding and voracious eater, he looked smaller every day, being fed at least double the recommended daily amount.
He was half the size of his sister. We were feeding them good quality grain-free wet food and even providing dry food to help put weight on this sweet boy. He ate with gusto until he stopped. Then, out of the blue, he just stopped eating.
Most commercial cat foods contain ingredients that aren’t useful to cats, and potatoes are often used as a replacement for grains in those foods. Hattie’s system doesn’t like potatoes, so the search was on for another alternative.