I have an 18 / 19 years old indoor only tortie that weighs about 5 pounds. She weighed about 4 when we had her spayed (Female) after having kittens when she was about 3 years old. She eats well and has no problem with the litter box. She pees and poops fine. I can not feel her ribs or bones but she just looks skinny and always has. I pick her up and it is like picking up a feather. The other 4 all are in their mid teens weight wise and from 9 to 11 years old.

She runs and jumps and plays with toys though not like when she was younger. Now when she walks it is like watching an 80 year old human walk compared to a teenagers walk. If interested a pic of her is at or
She goes to vet and was checked and found everything within normal range about a year ago. They have 3 types of dry food available all the time with Royal Canin indoor mature 27 in the room where she spends most of her time and Friskies Feline Favorites and then a different dry each month (This month Purina Pro Plan hairball formula) so they can have a variety. Then twice a day they get a can of Fancy Feast grilled and a can of Fancy Feast Gourmet for 5 cats.

I am looking for something I can feed her that might put a little meat on Kitty (Her name). At her age I kind of give her what she likes at times even if some think it might not be real good for her. Like couple nights ago I gave the five a small can of people tuna. I do that maybe once a month for a treat or I will get a 10 piece chicken nuggets at Mickey Dee's for them but no sauce :-} .

Thanks for any suggestions.
Try something like Innova Evo canned food. It's very high quality, grain free, and higher in calories than some canned foods. Our cats love Evo, and it's available in several varieties. http://www.naturapet.com

IMO, not trying to start a flame war here, your senior girl should eat most or (better) all canned food diet. A high-quality canned food won't have carbohydrates (which cats don't need anyway), good protein, and moisture (always good for all kitties). At her age, the more nutrient-packed the food, the better off she'll be.

Rene
I have an 18 / 19 years old indoor only tortie that weighs about 5 pounds. She weighed about 4 ... or She goes to vet and was checked and found everything within normal range about a year ago.[/nq]
Rene is right. The best thing you can do is go to all canned. I base that upon what I have seen with my own cats. If she doesn't like canned after a respectable try, then give her both canned and dry.

Though she is small, it sounds to me like she is meant to be. Some cats are just this way. So many health problems accompany overweight, it might be better for her to be slim. I think what I would do is give her more of whatever she loves the best, at her age.
I have an 18 / 19 years old indoor only tortie that weighs about 5 pounds. She weighed about 4 ... get a 10 piece chicken nuggets at Mickey Dee's for them but no sauce :-} . Thanks for any suggestions.

You are indeed fortunate that she is doing as well as she is, but it sounds like she needs to put on some weight!
If you have not done so in the past 6 months, I would take her in to the vet for blood work to rule out the common diseases of elderly cats.

Then ask the vet what they recommend. Ask about perhaps using kitten food, since it's higher in calories.
But a trip to the vet is in order, first and foremost

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