|Purred: Sat Feb 2, '13 9:51pm PST |
|It's Queenie. I am quite a bit older than you, but I have the opposite problem--I eat little but I have been round since I got spayed. The change in your appetite may be in response to hormonal changes from being spayed. The problem is that some spayed females develop slow metabolisms and their food turns easily to fat, even if they don't eat much. There are foods that are more filling but less fattening for you. But don't let them give you that food with lots of cereals in it--it fills you up but it doesn't fill your body's needs and you can get ill from it. Our person had a chubby female who was put on diet food her whole adult life and had ratty fur, digestive problems and sores on her skin.
Being a little overweight is not all that bad, though. The vet was always after my person to reduce Delyte's weight when he was a young cat--he was up to 14 poundx, Then he had a terrible health problem, surgery and could not eat for weeks. They did not think he would survive, but he did, because he had some fat on him to burn off. He has never been fat since, but he has a number of medical problems and is still feisty because that is that way he is. Don't fret too much over weight, but if your kitty is hungry you could try feeding her a bit more. Is an all fish cat food considered to be okay? [We don't get much fish at all because it makes Stella sick.]
Giant purrs to you from the round lady cat!
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