|Purred: Fri Sep 1, '06 1:58am PST |
|Another good thing is to make sure your kitty has a good diet. Foods with a lot of fillers and stuff in them can contribute to a cat's weight gain! Check your food and make sure there is no corn, corn syrup, artificial colors/flavors (who needs those!) and make sure that chicken, beef, or other specified meat is the first ingredient. If not, you should consider switching foods!
Before I was adopted I weighed 16 lbs. My previous owners gave me this icky food called Purina Deli-Cat and it was full of all the things I mentioned above. It even came in different shapes and colors which is so silly because cats don't care about the silly artificial colors and different shapes! It looked like a kid's breakfast cereal!
When my new owners adopted me they got rid of that "junk food" and started me on a good high-quality diet. I am now down to 14 lbs and still going down! I am eating Wellness Lite if you are wondering...
Another thing to keep in mind is it is not healthy for cats to lose weight fast or go on a drastic food reduction diet. Cats can get something called fatty liver syndrome so you have to be careful if you put them on a diet-- it's best to talk to your vet before reducing your cat's amount of food... To be healthy weight loss should be slow and steady. It can take many months to lose the weight but it is the safest way to do so.
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