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959 clicks; posted to D'awww » on 11 Jun 2020 at 7:43 AM (14 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-06-11 9:57:25 AM  
Best cat diet: fill their bowl with dry food in the morning. Lots of clean water. Let them graze. 1 feeding/day. No snacks. No wet food.

We've always had cats that could slip in through locked doors.
 
2020-06-11 11:59:12 AM  
They really do look happier.  As much as you can tell on a cat, anyway.

*skritches for kitties*
 
2020-06-11 5:56:18 PM  

yakmans_dad: Best cat diet: fill their bowl with dry food in the morning. Lots of clean water. Let them graze. 1 feeding/day. No snacks. No wet food.

We've always had cats that could slip in through locked doors.


Got one that will eat all the food in his bowl, then bully the other cats away from theirs if given the chance.  If he does have the chance, will hork that up.  (Then eat it again.)  Grazing doesn't work here.  Wet food for the evening meal.  All of it the expensive stuff for urinary issues too.  Took us years to find something that they all could eat that didn't cause some issue.
 
2020-06-11 8:18:42 PM  

yakmans_dad: Best cat diet: fill their bowl with dry food in the morning. Lots of clean water. Let them graze. 1 feeding/day. No snacks. No wet food.

We've always had cats that could slip in through locked doors.



I found it much easier to manage when we feed them once a day when we go to bed. That way there is no reason for the cat to try to wake you up at 5:00am when their bowl is empty. Feed at bedtime, and it will last until early evening the next day. It's much less annoying when they try to convince you to give them extra food when you're up and bout in the evening than when they do it if you're still asleep in the morning.

Anyway --  Healthy weightloss with cats can be easier said then done -- Cats have very specific nutritional needs, and its very important that weightloss happens SLOWLY. If they don't get enough nutrition from food and start metabolizing too much fat too quickly it will overwhelm their liver and cause all kinds of health problems which may even kill them: Hepatic lipidosis, AKA fatty liver syndrome, which is unique to cats.
https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-pe​t​/liver-disease-fatty-liver-syndrome-in​-cats

TLDR: Don't just cut your cat's food in half, talk to your vet before putting them on a diet.  Losing weight too fast is much more dangerous to cats than it is for other animals or humans.
 
2020-06-11 10:18:55 PM  
Garfield! Where's my lasagne?
 
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