I have been feeding Mr. Higgins 3 meals a day for a few years now. It did help his early morning vomiting, but not anymore. My vet has suggested 4 meals a day. He wants the bedtime meal to be the largest. At 2 cups a day that would be 1/4 cup per meal. It seems so small. I want to add green beans to his food especially the bedtime meal to bulk up the food. Do the green beans have to be cooked? He was given a raw carrot once and choked on it as he swallows everything without chewing first.
Also, he has been on Atopica for a few years for closed ear canals. We now see hypertrophy of his gums most likely caused by the Atopica. My vet suggests weaning him off the drug. My vet stated it also could be oral cancer as there are bulges of tissue in his mouth and weaning him off the drug will prove that one way or another. Mr. Higgins is 9 now and seems to be quite healthy after many surgical issues earlier in his life. Anyone have experience with gingival hypertrophy caused by drugs? Thanks.