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(Daily Mail)   Nearly half of all pet cats in Britain are obese - and it is estimated that a whopping 54,500 of them are suffering from diabetes. Let's not even start on their dental issues   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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361 clicks; posted to STEM » on 28 Jan 2022 at 2:35 PM (22 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-01-28 10:05:42 AM  
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Would like a word.
 
2022-01-28 12:57:11 PM  
Because kitty would rather binge eat than interact with a bunch of coked up Brits?
 
2022-01-28 2:50:04 PM  
I think that's cool for cats and you really shouldn't put the squeeze on them.
 
2022-01-28 2:51:59 PM  
If my cat decides to eat enough to get diabetes; than my cat will be dying from diabetes.
 
2022-01-28 2:57:23 PM  
And every single one of them will swear up and down that they haven't been fed FOR DAYS.
 
2022-01-28 3:15:11 PM  
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2022-01-28 3:26:47 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: And every single one of them will swear up and down that they haven't been fed FOR DAYS.


One of my mutts is like that and he'll eat anything that isn't guarded by the other dogs. He also shows up for dinner an hour early, every day.  Our Vet said he should go on a diet, so I cut his food down to 80% of what the chart recommended - it has not made any difference in nine months.
 
2022-01-28 3:36:13 PM  
 
2022-01-28 3:43:13 PM  
I'm on my first cat, and I actually weigh his food and have no mercy for begging.

After years of teasing friends for how fat they let their cats get I'm adamant my little feller ain't getting chonky.

Last I checked he's right on the money.
 
2022-01-28 3:44:31 PM  
cat food is probably better than most british food, I'm not surprised
 
2022-01-28 4:04:02 PM  
My cat is a bit of a chonk. But is doing very well on her diet.
She only begs  once in a while, but it is usually something she wouldn't eat any way.
 
2022-01-28 4:06:30 PM  
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2022-01-28 4:11:31 PM  
Indoor cats get fat. What a feline gon' do?
 
2022-01-28 4:24:34 PM  
They are NOT FAT!

They are "radially challenged".
 
2022-01-28 4:28:46 PM  
Feed your cats wet food as much as possible. It's much less calorie dense than dry and most cats don't drink enough water so it helps them stay hydrated. Cheap dry food is mostly filler and flat out bad for your cat. Buying them quality food will keep them healthier and save costly visits to the vet. And dry food is no better for their teeth than wet food. Apart from convenience, there is no good reason to feed them dry food.
 
2022-01-28 4:40:09 PM  

Samsquantch: Feed your cats wet food as much as possible. It's much less calorie dense than dry and most cats don't drink enough water so it helps them stay hydrated. Cheap dry food is mostly filler and flat out bad for your cat. Buying them quality food will keep them healthier and save costly visits to the vet. And dry food is no better for their teeth than wet food. Apart from convenience, there is no good reason to feed them dry food.


Wet food attracts flies and quickly turns into dry food.

I leave a constant bowl of dry out, and give her wet food for breakfast.

She also has one of those water fountains for cats to drink from.

She'd be around a Heckin' Chonker on the chonk chart, but she's a rescue and had a hard life so took a while to adjust to food always being available and to only eat what she needed to.

Vs my other, old cat who operated on the same policy but was raised from a kitten and fell under a Fine Boi as he just ate what he needed and no more. Then he ditched me :( (he's now my father's cat, not dead or missing)
 
2022-01-28 5:01:04 PM  

Samsquantch: Feed your cats wet food as much as possible. It's much less calorie dense than dry and most cats don't drink enough water so it helps them stay hydrated. Cheap dry food is mostly filler and flat out bad for your cat. Buying them quality food will keep them healthier and save costly visits to the vet. And dry food is no better for their teeth than wet food. Apart from convenience, there is no good reason to feed them dry food.


My two cats drink constantly, two water bowls get filled daily and the litter boxes are full of pee.
 
2022-01-28 5:14:49 PM  

fmcgalaxie500: Samsquantch: Feed your cats wet food as much as possible. It's much less calorie dense than dry and most cats don't drink enough water so it helps them stay hydrated. Cheap dry food is mostly filler and flat out bad for your cat. Buying them quality food will keep them healthier and save costly visits to the vet. And dry food is no better for their teeth than wet food. Apart from convenience, there is no good reason to feed them dry food.

My two cats drink constantly, two water bowls get filled daily and the litter boxes are full of pee.


Most cats. If you've ever had to pay for the surgery a male cat needs because of urinary tract obstruction from crystal formation in the urethra, caused by too much dry food and not drinking enough water, you'll wish you'd fed him more wet food.
 
2022-01-28 6:01:59 PM  
The cat here has access to very expensive fancy dry food 24/7 and gets additional wet stuff and she has remained lean her whole life. I'm quite amazed at how she does it, especially since her main activity seems to be sleeping.

I quite like chubby cats, they look extra cuddly, and it's not like cats have to deal with negative body image issues.
 
2022-01-28 6:36:58 PM  

fmcgalaxie500: Samsquantch: Feed your cats wet food as much as possible. It's much less calorie dense than dry and most cats don't drink enough water so it helps them stay hydrated. Cheap dry food is mostly filler and flat out bad for your cat. Buying them quality food will keep them healthier and save costly visits to the vet. And dry food is no better for their teeth than wet food. Apart from convenience, there is no good reason to feed them dry food.

My two cats drink constantly, two water bowls get filled daily and the litter boxes are full of pee.


Uh, you do know what that's a symptom of, right?
 
2022-01-28 6:58:39 PM  

natazha: JasonOfOrillia: And every single one of them will swear up and down that they haven't been fed FOR DAYS.

One of my mutts is like that and he'll eat anything that isn't guarded by the other dogs. He also shows up for dinner an hour early, every day.  Our Vet said he should go on a diet, so I cut his food down to 80% of what the chart recommended - it has not made any difference in nine months.


So cut it to half. Not rocket science.
 
2022-01-28 7:01:52 PM  

EffingFurious: fmcgalaxie500: Samsquantch: Feed your cats wet food as much as possible. It's much less calorie dense than dry and most cats don't drink enough water so it helps them stay hydrated. Cheap dry food is mostly filler and flat out bad for your cat. Buying them quality food will keep them healthier and save costly visits to the vet. And dry food is no better for their teeth than wet food. Apart from convenience, there is no good reason to feed them dry food.

My two cats drink constantly, two water bowls get filled daily and the litter boxes are full of pee.

Uh, you do know what that's a symptom of, right?


Bad owner.
 
2022-01-28 7:38:11 PM  
Mrs Pumphrey has a lot to answer for.
 
2022-01-28 9:31:57 PM  

EffingFurious: fmcgalaxie500: Samsquantch: Feed your cats wet food as much as possible. It's much less calorie dense than dry and most cats don't drink enough water so it helps them stay hydrated. Cheap dry food is mostly filler and flat out bad for your cat. Buying them quality food will keep them healthier and save costly visits to the vet. And dry food is no better for their teeth than wet food. Apart from convenience, there is no good reason to feed them dry food.

My two cats drink constantly, two water bowls get filled daily and the litter boxes are full of pee.

Uh, you do know what that's a symptom of, right?


Yes but they are both healthy according to the vet and their weight is average
 
2022-01-29 7:36:58 AM  

fmcgalaxie500: EffingFurious: fmcgalaxie500: Samsquantch: Feed your cats wet food as much as possible. It's much less calorie dense than dry and most cats don't drink enough water so it helps them stay hydrated. Cheap dry food is mostly filler and flat out bad for your cat. Buying them quality food will keep them healthier and save costly visits to the vet. And dry food is no better for their teeth than wet food. Apart from convenience, there is no good reason to feed them dry food.

My two cats drink constantly, two water bowls get filled daily and the litter boxes are full of pee.

Uh, you do know what that's a symptom of, right?

Yes but they are both healthy according to the vet and their weight is average


I'm really glad to hear that.
 
2022-01-29 12:03:48 PM  
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Maybe they're not running enough.
 
2022-01-29 8:55:37 PM  
Old Florida grandkitty was sick, loosing patches of fur, and growing visible tumors. The vet banished dry food and put her on a quality wet food diet.  I didn't think she would survive until my next visit.

A year later Kitty is still old and still has a big tumor on her back, but she has glossy thick fur and is friskier than she was ten years ago.

Cats must eat mostly meat. Unlike dogs, they are obligate carnivores. It's a pity we didn't figure that out sooner.
 
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