|Purred: Fri Oct 22, '10 4:51am PST |
|You have to look at what your feeding him, the wet, and how much you are feeding him. The wet should be grain free, as grains are carbs, which convert to sugar. As Shadow said, you have to be very very careful, you take it off very very slowly, or he is at risk for liver issues, which I don't wish that on anybody.
Being that he is that overweight, you really need to do his weight loss program with the help of your vet.
Take the wet food can, and a list of the raw you feed, and the cat into your vet. He can look at the calorie count on the can, and figure out how much he should be fed a day. With him being that much overweight, you really should not do this by yourself. Whatever your vet tells you to feed him per day, split that into 3 or 4 feedings a day, that way he will feel like he is being fed more.
Also as Shadow said, getting him to move around and play, mine love the laser light and the feather wand toys, will help him get some exercise. This is a long process and a long road, just be patient. Went thru that myself with Bump, and he only needed to take off 3 lbs. Best of luck.