This morning I could not get solids through the PEG tube. I tied at least six times over two hours. Out of frustration, I called the Critical Care facility and they suggested that I bring the cat in. Once I arrived they took all the vital signs and found that the cat had lost one pound.Â They were concerned and gave me 8 cans of Eukanuba Veterinary Diet Maximum – Calorie food. I was instructed to give 1 and 1/2 cans a day (before it was 2 and 1/2 cans). I was told to mix about 1/2 cup of water to this new food as it had a runny consistency already. They did find the PEG tube to be defective. Whiskers respiration rate was just over 30 per minute.