|Purred: Tue Nov 27, '07 8:07pm PST |
|Merlin, my vet doesn't follow strict weight guidelines alone. When I was a wee cat she said to mom "he should be no more than 10 lbs" as a DSH, but when she last saw me at 11 1/2 lbs she said 11 was okay, as long as that 1/2 lb came off me, because I was looking really good otherwise. She said when in doubt you're supposed to do the rib test: if you can't feel a cat's ribs when petting him at all, they're too fat (apparently she could sort of feel my ribs, so she's allowing me the extra lb. ).
I used to get 2/3 of a cup of dry daily and /2 of a 3 oz can of wet food. The vet said cut the wet to every other day, and taper off the dry a bit. Mom didn't really know what to think, for she had heard many on catster swear by wet food being better for losing weight. But dad was like "The vet knows Boris best, so we're gonna do what she says first, and see if it works." So mom got me on a schedule for wet food, and gradually eased me into eating 1/2 a cup of dry. We are not due back in to the vet until January, but dad tells me and mom he can definitely tell I've lost that weight: I have more energy, and my pouch is nearly flat. If your vet says dry, try out her advice, Mittens. I was sad because I wasn't getting wet food all the time anymore, but I adjusted.
Edited by author Tue Nov 27, '07 8:24pm PST
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