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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-22-2005, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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need help with fat cat

How do I get Casper to loose some weight? We only give her a tiny handful and food morning and night. She doesn't get treats either but she stays fat. So what can I do to help her loose weight?
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The best way I know is a toy called Da Bird. It makes cats exercise like crazy.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-22-2005, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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hmm I need to look into that then!
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-22-2005, 02:08 PM
 
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I'm not sure what you feed your cats although you said "handful" so I'm thinking dry. I fed my cats dry food exclusively and less than the amount specified and all my cats were getting a little overweight, one in particular., whom the vet told me was overweight. And they are young yet so I was a little afraid of weight being a big problem as the got older. Based on some of the information I've been reading, some of it on this site, I am thinking it may have possibly been the dry food as far as my cats go. I have recently switched them to canned food just this last month. I am thinking this may help my cats. A thought for you anyway.
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hmm thanks for that information. I will look into that.
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After years of dieting I have found that cutting out dry food and feeding a wet food diet has regulated my cat's weight. They still get dry as an occassional treat.I think a lot of people here have had a similar experience.
One of the reasons for the dry food weight gain is that it is very high in carbohydrates also, some say, because it's cooked at such a high heat there's very little nutritional value left and and cats can't process much of what's left so they tend to over eat. I've also noticed that mine do eat less on the wet diet.
Of course, some extra play is also always helpful!

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-22-2005, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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okay but one more question. What brand of wet food should we feed her?
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-22-2005, 06:43 PM
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okay but one more question. What brand of wet food should we feed her?
if you look around in the health and nutrition section, there is LOTS of discussion about food types, and which ones are good. There is also a lot of info about wet food in general (as a sticky at the top of the section), and if you look around many of those sites will also help you learn to read an ingredients lable properly so that you are able to choose a good food on your own Good luck!

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-22-2005, 08:50 PM
 
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Nanook, at first I thought you were talking about yourself and I was like What?!?! It was a good laugh for me though. I have also heard that the raw diet keeps them trim too. Your subject made me curious because my Aunt had a cat Named Fat Cat, for obviouse reasons. He looked like Garfield. But for health reasons, it's important to keep them at a healthy weight. Fat Cat was lost to a heart attack in his sleep and he was only a few years old(but he was enormous), so you are doing the right thing by fixing this before the health issues arrise. Yay.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-23-2005, 01:06 AM
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OMG!!! That's TOO funny, BamMcg! Ooops!

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