Fat Cat Blues.
Sigh. For some reason I don't seem to be able to post this in the proper forum, so I hope I don't get the boot. It would seems I don't have posting privileges sufficient, so I'm sure I'm doing something wrong, drat!
Posting here in the hopes some great mind out there has some advice.
I live in what can best be described as a cottage. Very small.
I have one cat, almost 25 yrs old.
I have two, brother and sister, born feral, adopted at 12 weeks (out of the wild), and now 3 years old.
Everything was going along just swell. Until. DannyLion moved in.
Danny was approx 10-11 months old when he showed up in March.
After a month of feeding him and spending "talk time" in his general vicinity, he was ready to come in from the wild.
He was a fit and handsome fellow, all muscle, poster child for raw diet, lol!
I had him tested, neutered, and vac'd. This was in May and he weighed no more than 11 pounds. A good weight for his frame.
Then he began to eat. And he is still eating. In fact he has not stopped eating. He's prolly eating right now.
I was...feeding Blue Wilderness Adult to the rest. Have to keep a little meat on the 25 yr old, and the two 3 yr olds were doing well on it.
There is no way to segregate cats in my house, short of putting one outside.
The one tiny enclosed porch is reserved for the 25 yr old at night to keep her safe from the antics of the younger ones.
Danny now weighs 14.5, and closing in on 15, entirely toooo much.
I started all the cats on Blue's Weight Control, but naturally I am concerned about the cats that do not need to lose weight, losing it.
I can feed the old cat seperately when she "goes to bed" at night, but am at a loss for the others.
It seems that Danny is compensating for the "diet" food, by eating twice as much, and the thought of a diabetes diagnosis is terrifying me.
Any tips? Any tips at all?
I'm not in a position to feed raw, and the cats do get some canned food 2X a day, which no matter the brand, they turn their noses up at.
Trust me, I've tried them all. The healthier the brand, the more disdain they have.
5000 toys around the house as well, and they do play with them.
So thanks in advance for any tips, maybe it'll be one I haven't tried?