Why do you want high calorie food for him??
Unfortunately you will not be able to help with the loss of muscle mass with high calorie food like that, so I wouldn't bother. You can try glucosamine instead and see if that improves things? i have heard very good things from rat owners of it slowing down and improving the degeneration.Ok, it sounds like I've already got most of that covered! I had lowered the hammocks months ago when they started to have a bit harder time getting in/out of them, and now they spend most of their time in their playpen anyway. I have a plate with their food on it, and a salad plate with some water already in their playpen, so they don't even have to go in their cage if they don't want to. (But they still do like to spend time in there.)
@Jimmie--I'm looking for high calorie food because along with the degeneration comes muscle loss, so his hindquarters are pretty bony feeling now. He seems to be doing just fine, and isn't in any pain, but I do have to make sure that he eats enough calories to replace the lost body mass back there.
Yes crush it up and mix it in his food. There's a really good one out there for dogs...I think its a combo of MSM, Chondroiten and Glucosamine.Ok, thanks for that recommendation! I just looked up glucosamine on google, and it seems like it comes in pill or tablet form. Do I mix it in his food?