I just wanted to say Thank You to all of you who have offered suggestions and sympathy about Gatsby! I am leaving glasses of water around for him and floating ice in his water bowl, and I have installed a Drinkwell fountain for him. He is drinking from all of them now.
His output is still much less than when he first started the s/d prescription food, but he seems to be doing OK. We heard him crying for a bit this evening, but it didn't seem to have anything to do with the litter box. Oddly, he was just playing with a piece of paper at the time.
There is one new wrinkle: He's getter fatter. Shaped-like-a-football fatter. The s/d prescription food must be higher in calories than his old stuff, because he isn't getting larger quantities. I'm still researching the raw food thing. I like the idea, but I don't want to do anything radical until I'm sure he's recovered.
It means so much to me that all of you have taken the time to post such great ideas and information here. I don't think Gatsby would be doing so well without all of you. So again - thanks, from both of us!
5 hours ago