|Purred: Thu Jun 14, '12 11:13am PST |
|My youngest, MiMi, has had weight issues since we had her fixed. We took her to the vet because she had gained a lot of weight and looked bloated, we had her dewormed just in case it was worms (it wasn't) and the vet said that she might just be eating too fast.
Now... I'm living in another state for a couple months and my mother is taking care of her and my 13 year old (I was only allowed one cat in the apartment unfortunately..)I feed them blue buffalo or Wellness. The food ran out and my mom bought 32 pounds of really cheap food for $10 despite me giving her the money for the good food. My mother refills the bowl constantly. She refuses to play with her. Every time I go home she's bigger. My mother won't listen to me. I told her to only give her a certain amount, she got mad and complained about how she "follows her around" when she doesn't refill the bowl. I told her to feed her separate from the other cat and she wouldn't hear that either.
Another thing...MiMi came from a hoarder. I got her at 4 weeks old, she was one of around 16 kittens and 4 cats. She was pretty much starved because they were sharing two mothers and the owners were trying to get her on hard food ASAP (walmart brand adult food, it was way too big for her) The house didn't have a litterbox and she shared it with dogs, birds, rodents, and more.. she smelled bad for weeks. I think this might be why she overeats. I put her back on catmilk for a few weeks until she was actually ready to eat hard food.
Has anyone here had an obese cat? What can I do to make her lose some weight? It's so frustrating not being home because I can't do much for her. Does anyone know of any toys that she could play with by herself (that are battery-operated or something) since no one will play with her? Help!
Update: This issue has gotten A LOT worse. I'm moving back in a couple weeks. She's huge. She must have doubled in size since my mother has been watching her. I brought the good food for her to feed to her, she keeps feeding them friskie dry food. I bought the slow-feed bowl, she says it's too hard to keep mimi from eating everyone elses food. My mother is so lazy. I found out that she's basically wasting canned food by opening three at a time and then NOT PUTTING THEM INTO BOWLS. The cats can't fit their face in the can! It dries up! I;ve completely had it with her. Also, in the mean time, my other two cats are losing weight. Ugh!
Edited by author Mon Aug 13, '12 10:47am PST
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