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Anyway, we have had comet since he was a kitten back in 1996. Yes He's still with us.

But earlier this year he escaped. Being an indoor "declawed" cat we were worried sick. He was gone for 3 days and ventured back into the garage on his own. However he was and still in skinny and we have been fattening him up with cat food, vanilla ice cream etc. except he's still skinny.

is there any food that will make him fat to a better point since he's skinny.
you can feel his bones. Where as before he was fatter but a good size.
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I would have him checked for worms.
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As he's getting old maybe have him checked for kidney & Liver and as Brodysmom said worms,our cat became very thin and his kidneys were failing so he was put on meds
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His kidney's are fine. He doesn't seem to be too stressed.
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Have you had his thyroid checked? Cats tend to get hyperthyroid and it can make them quite skinny, no matter how much you feed them.
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I don't know much about cats, but my DIL has two that are 13 or so, years old and they are very skinny! I can feel their bones. She said that happens as they get old! I don't know! I do have one cat, but she is afraid of Angel and stays hidden, she comes out at night!

Maybe it's time for a checkup.
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If he was outside for any period of time, and won't gain weight, get him checked for worms.


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First off, I'd stop feeding the vanilla ice cream as most cats are lactose intolerant and this could actually be contributing to the problem.

I'd also make sure he is on a food for Seniors as this generally has a higher fat content, or even put him back onto a kitten food to help up his calories.

If you don't think the lactose is affecting him, try giving him cheese. Cats generally go crazy for cheese and it has a high fat content and seems to be gentler on their tummies than things like cream and milk.

Good luck and hope you see some improvement soon.
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