Overweight cat club

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  1. waparker4

    waparker4 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Took the cats for a checkup today, the female is 16 lbs should be 10. The male cat is 18 lbs should be 13! Clearly we have some work to do. Their food is too high in carbohydrates, and we've been giving them too much of it. Cats are healthy and happy for now, but they are only 4 years, so definitely want to get this under control before they are at risk for diabetes.

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    Anybody else have some porkers rolling around their house?
     
  2. IronSchef

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    Yes, this can be a challenge. Fortunately, BOTH of your cats are in the same boat. I have one @ 16 lbs and another @ 8 lbs - we want the big one to eat less, and the little one to eat MORE! - :confused:

    If you have not stopped already, cut out all "people food" - doing this alone will reduce their calorie intake. Also, find a good weight control dry food and give them only about 1/4 cup each twice a day - that really should be all they need.

    nice looking pair of cats - Good luck!
     
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    Fat Cat Club

    My indoor Cat Punchy weighs 24 pounds & thinks he's a dog.

    In the summer we put him on a leash and we can walk him.... and sometimes drag him.
     

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    We've managed to shed over a kilo from our lil chubster. Cut out the wet food & moved him onto dry Iams, 60grams per day. He's less than happy about it but he's definitely a lot more mobile.
     
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    Our vet actually recommended wet food, because cats are not good at drinking water, so they tend to develop bladder crystals or other urinary problems. Our cats are obsessed with drinking from the running faucet though, so I feel like they don't necessarily have this problem.
     
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    Here's Grayson...

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    :lol: Keep the pics coming, this could end up being the best thread ever! Grayson looks like a great friend
     
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    Hmm. Wet food tends to be high in fat & low in protein. Doesn't clean their teeth either. But if it works for you then it's all good.
     
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    He's a complete dick not to mention an abject coward... But yeah, we love the lil bugger...
     
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    Our Maine coons are big boned...over 20+ each...
     

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    One overweight cat owner..

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    Our 20+ pound Maine Coon Cat just turned 17 years old.
    He is starting to get 'joint' issues, and the vet says to get a few pounds off him.

    Steve
     
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    My cat also likes to drink from the running faucet.

    A Buddy of mine had 2 Cats that also liked to drink from his bathroom faucet. He worked for Sloan Valve who makes Industrial and Commercial faucets. He installed a motion sensing faucet so his cats could drink while he was away.

    Until he got his next water bill. The cats wold spend the whole day taking turns playing in the water. Out came that New faucet.


    Great Thread !!
     
  17. lewis

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    Years ago we had to get rid of the cats because of my allergies, our male weighed 20+ pounds. The vet gave us a lecture every time we took him in for shots.
     
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    I was told by our vet that cats like to drink from faucets because running water to them means fresh water...
    our cat is fat and lazy:)
     
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    Yes indeed. You might notice that the cats become interested in their water dish the moment you pour some fresh water into it.

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    LOL if that ever happened to my cat there would be long tracks of claw marks on the porcelain! (She is terrified of water.)
     
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