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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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Hi from Mocksville, NC

Hi, My name is Marilyn and I have 5 cats. 2 are barn cats and 3 are indoor/outdoor cats. I was browsing the forum to see what everyone thinks is a good quality cat food to feed my one fat cat and then decided to join. I got Clyde neutered and he just ballooned out and I have to put him on a diet. He went from 10 lbs to 15 lbs in 2 months and I've never had a cat gain so much weight so fast. He seems very healthy otherwise.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 06:37 AM
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Welcome. NC is my favorite state! What type, brand of food do you feed? Do you free feed Clyde? Are all your cats spayed /shelter neutered?


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I was feeding him Fancy Feast canned with Blue Buffalo dry in between. Yes all my cats are neutered. Clyde moved here about 9 months ago when the neighbors roomate got a Doberman. I just recently stated giving him 1/8 tsp of childrens probiotics from Whole Foods and got him Blue Buffalo Freedom grain free dry food and Sheba canned food which doesn't have grain but does have some by-products.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 06:29 PM
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Fancy feast is a decent brand from the grocery store variety. Sounds like he has a good diet.

Here is a good article from Little Big Cat. Book mark their library. Its a wealth of information!
Feline Obesity | Little Big Cat


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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the article link, Mitts & Tess! That was very informative and made me aware of the 'dry food connection', that I didn't even consider. I think I will eliminate the dry food and continue with the Fancy Feast and the probiotics. (I'm not sure about the Sheba food.) I've been giving him 1 can in the morning and 1 can at night, but it still may not be enough as I saw him with a mouse a little while ago. At least he's out getting some exercise.
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