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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-22-2013, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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2 cats 1 food formula

I have 2 cats. 6 months and 10 years. The 10 year old is fat and has been eating Wellness Healthy Weight. The 6 month old will only eat what I feed the 10 year old. What cat food should I get for them to share?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-23-2013, 12:39 AM
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They should not be sharing their food. It will be much better if you fed them separately at this point, since your 6 mo. old kitten is still growing and won't mature until he's close to a year old. You should try to very gradually reduce the amount your feeding the fattie, as carrying unnecessary weight is hard on his joints and can result in diabetes. Reduce the amount of food a little alternate days. Never leave food out for him to free feed, and only feed occasional treats. It will take him several months to drop about 2 lbs. but you really want to see him at a point where he has a slight indentation of a waist when viewed from above and be able to feel his ribs with a light layer of fat over them. He should be fed 2x/day with the occasional small treat between meals.

Your kitten should be fed kitten food 3x/day until he's at around a year old, but cut it back if he matures early and is starting to put on too much weight. It's a lot easier to keep a cat healthy at a proper weight for his frame, than it is to get the weigh off! Good luck!

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I feed all my cats a high protein grain free food. Even when my kitten was young they all got the same. It's more about portion control, the fatter ones lost weight and now everyone is a good weight. It's more low carb, high protein diets will get the big one to lose and the young one to gain/maintain, they do not need different foods. Try to get them on all wet, if not, i wouls try wellness core original formula for both.
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The high carb healthy weight formula will make your fatty even fatter
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