RESPECT The- Star!
|Purred: Sat Feb 25, '12 9:12am PST |
|Please tell Sammy's mommy, that Wellness has been linked to crystal issues, and fishy foodies, is another cause, one of many, of crystals. I know, I have a crystal kitty.
The marketing people have done an excellent job, in convincing, the general public, that any "prescription diet" has some magic formula in it, and/or medicine in it. And the fact that one can only get it from a vet, further convinces the public, it must work.
What people don't realize, there is no magic formula, there is no medicine in it, the fact that one can only get if from a vet, does not mean it works, and all one is doing, is paying alot more for it. Its the ingredients, one has to look at, thats all that it is.
Its the same, with any weight control foodies. You have to look at the ingredients. Most weight control foodies just have less fat in them, a duh????? MOL
And if said weight control foodies, has grains in them, you are accomplishing nothing. Grains are carbs, carbs are sugars, its the same as with people.
To get a kitty to safely loose weight, one has to feed a grain free food. One also has to look at the kcal count on that food, to figure out, how much to feed, per day, and your vet can help you figure this out. You take the kitty to the vet, along with what you are feeding him/her. The vet can determine, how much the kitty needs to loose, and calculate the kcal count, as to how much to feed, per day. Each food is different, each flavor of the same brand grain free food is different.
Weight should be taken off, very very very slowly, or you risk liver disease.
Each kitty is different too. Some have high metablisims, some are very active, some have lower metablisims, some are not so active, its just like with people. You can take 10 people, feed them the exact same food, some will gain weight, some will not.
The kittens run thru the house at warp speed, like crazy boys, anything in their path, better get out of the way, or it gets knocked down, they are beyond active. They are also brothers, from the same litter.
One has a higher metabalism, he gets a little over a 1/2 cup a day, and he could use more, I am in the process of upping his. The other one, has a lower metabilism, he gets 1/4 cup a day, and you wouldn't want to give him any more. He is right at the weight he needs to be at, and anymore, and he would be overweight. They get wet in the morn, 1/2 a 3.0 can.
So 2 kittens, from the same litter, eating the same exact food, and they each get a different amount.
I took them, and their food to my vet, and she looked at the kcal, and their weight, and figured out, how much, they should be fed per day.
The weight control formula foodies, is just a way, the marketing people, figured out, to make more money for the companies.