I had 2 10 mth old cats but one undersize and always hungry but doesn't eat much

I have 2 cat both of them are 10mth old. I got them same breed. One is undersize and hungry all the time but he doesn't eat a lots also I took him to see Vet and their said he is health but undersize. How can I put weight on him can you help me.

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  • Joy WaltersJoy Walters Member Posts: 9,276
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    You cannot force-feed a kitten. He will eat as much as he can when he eats. Try leaving their food down all the time. Make sure the undersize one has his own bowl and keep it filled with the best kitten food you can afford. You can also try giving him a little Kitten Milk Replacement, or KMR (Petsmart) for some extra calories. I'm assuming the vet did a stool check to make sure he does not have worms. If not, take a stool sample to the vet for testing.
  • Lisa DaversLisa Davers SacramentoMember Posts: 3,642
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    If he's hungry but doesn't eat a lot he may not like the food you are giving him. I had a problem a few years ago where Xena was losing weight and I thought she was sick. After hundreds of dollars in tests I realised that she didn't like the new food I was giving my cats and was eating less than before. Because I had 4 cats and left the food out all the time for them I hadn't realised she was eating less. Once I changed to a different food she liked she ate more and gained back the weight she'd lost. Try some different foods to see if you can find one that both cats like. A kitten food would be best (at least until they are a year old) and that will be tastier and have more protein and fat. The better cat foods have real meat as the main ingredients (the 1st few listed) rather than byproducts, meal or corn/soy. Some of the expensive foods don't have good ingredients so always check. If you try a few new foods you'll find one he likes and he'll start to grow more.
  • Valerie DurhamValerie Durham Member Posts: 8,724
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    What, exactly, did your vet check consist of? Harvey has consistently loose stools, but has been dewormed numerous times, and my present vet--who is not stupid--cannot tell me why a large Maine Coon should be shaped like a ferret, and be prone to bowel problems. I need to take him to a specialist. I've been saying this for months, but simply have not had the emotional or physical strength to to do so. I suspect IBD. While Harvey was being shown at cat shows, I wanted to put that Maine Coon weight on him, but whatever I tried, I couldn't. For a long while, I was feeding him Hill's c/d (i/d?), which is full of nutrients and calories. But at four dollars a can, every day, that became difficult. And it only made his weight go up from 6.1 kilos to 6.3 kilos--not that that is not important in cat shows. Buy the best kitten food you can afford, find another vet if necessary, and see if that makes a difference. Good luck, and contact us again anytime.
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