Originally Posted by sharky
I would prefer fancy feast to the Iams as it is wet...
Have you discussed the wt issue with the vet?? at 7 is a great time for a baseline senior blood panel
where can you shop for food??
The vet of course recommended she lose weight to around 11 pounds; she's 13+ now. I've tried her on the diet Iams and she will not eat it. I can get any of the foods you guys recommend in the Fresno/Clovis area; the only ones that I haven't been able to find are the Chicken Soup brand and the Merrick brand. I've tried all kinds of "high-end" foods on her, but often times she refuses to eat it. Why do I shop for grocery store brands at Pets Mart? Because that's all she will eat. I wish I could get her to eat the healthier brands. Incidentally, it seems like she eats more of the wet food than the cereal; so it would seem she should be losing weight, not gaining it.
Originally Posted by Sakura
Is there a reason you are sticking to grocery store brands? Fancy Feast wet food here is more expensive than some premium foods but with sub par ingredients (it's more expensive than Natural Balance and Chicken Soup. It's also more expensive than Nutro). I consider both Fancy Feast and Iams junk food. I think the Iams Naturals is better than other grocery store brands but you could do so much better.
Are you willing to switch brands on both dry and wet?
I am willing to switch brands to anything that she will eat; preferably something healthier. She also doesn't get enough exercise because she is forced to stay inside because of these two homeless
cats I got stuck taking care of that dominate the outside. I don't let the homeless cats come in, they stay outside; I do that so my cat can have her space.
I appreciate all the help you guys are giving me and will seriously consider any advice you can offer me.