When Healthwise discontinued their orange bag of dry cat food, he protested. We began attempting to find another cat food that he loved. Over a few months, we tried four or five dry foods and five or six wet foods. He hardly ate anything, and lost a tremendous amount of weight. He finally stopped eating altogether, no matter what we tried.
Bruce is our beloved, but very stubborn, orange tabby cat.
We went to the vet, did lab work, got antibiotics, appetite increasers, and take-home subcutaneous fluids and a big syringe to force-feed him high-calorie wet food.
I made a trip to Lemos, in Goleta, California,
and spoke with Bernie Rubio about Bruce’s protest to Healthwise’s discontinuing his food, and told her that Bruce was literally dying of self-inflicted starvation. Bernie told us about how she had requested Signature Pet Products to make essentially the same formula (which they call Healthy Cat Chicken Meal Recipe with Herring Meal), and Lemos had the food in stock, and on sale!!!! We grabbed it! After five days of force feeding Bruce pureed food through the syringe every 2 hours, and a few more days tapering off the force-feedings, he finally took his first bite of food on his own, on October 26, 2016. He gradually increased his eating to a normal amount, now that he has his favorite food again, and he is back up to a healthy weight.
Thank you, Lemos, for stocking the new food.
Thank you, Bernie, for being so brilliant as to request this custom formula.
Thank you, for helping to save Bruce's life!
Thank you, Signature, for producing the food.
Thank you, Lemos, for employing Bernie. (Give that girl a raise or promote her!)