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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
My cat is overweaight,what is a good diet food to buy??
post #2 of 12
The best is canned foods without grains. Wellness merrick ect. My own opinion is that you will find that most fat cats eat dry foods
http://www.catinfo.org/feline_obesity.htm
post #3 of 12
I agree to a pt with Ken ... Most overwt cats that I have dealt with are on low fat dry foods ..

Light or lite foods are HIGH in carbs than than protein and fat , which is the opposite of what cats are designed to eat ...
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
My cat will not eat wet food
post #5 of 12
age , activity, current food

current wt and what the vet said is proper??
post #6 of 12
If all your kids would eat is cake and just cake, would you let them????
This is from the site I linked
http://www.catinfo.org/#Transitionin...o_Canned_Food_
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by optionken View Post
If all your kids would eat is cake and just cake, would you let them????
This is from the site I linked
http://www.catinfo.org/#Transitionin...o_Canned_Food_
Yes ,if that truly was all they would eat... ie many on here have yrs and yrs worth of cat rearing experience and most have had a cat or two that would starve over eating wet food...
post #8 of 12
Do you portion your cat's current food or free feed?
post #9 of 12
Stop free feeding. Diet foods are a joke and just a way for food companies to make more money. Just decrease the amount you are feeding. Measure out what you are feeding now and slowly decrease it. You need to do this over a long period of time because if a cat loses weight too fast they can get fatty liver disease.
post #10 of 12
Yes ,if that truly was all they would eat...

Well, I wouldn't knowing they wouldn't survive too long just eating cake
I want my kids to get old and be healthy and happy. sometimes tough love is needed.
By no means should you allow your kids or cats to starve but with a lot of effort and patience along with NOT GIVING UP, you will be surprised at what can be done
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by optionken View Post
Yes ,if that truly was all they would eat...

Well, I wouldn't knowing they wouldn't survive too long just eating cake
I want my kids to get old and be healthy and happy. sometimes tough love is needed.
By no means should you allow your kids or cats to starve but with a lot of effort and patience along with NOT GIVING UP, you will be surprised at what can be done
Many have seen Decades eating "cake"... since "cake" was invented lifespans have increased many times over even where vet care is scant ...

Plebayo Has some good advise ...

just make sure you are working with the vet to ensure the right speed of loss
post #12 of 12
My boy was overweight when I adopted him. Working with the vet, she advised me a correct portion of food (dry, in this case) to feed per day, as well as working more playtime into the day. He lost weight. I still measure the food out every day.

There are diet foods that are designed to make sure the right amount of nutrients are included in a smaller amount of calories, but you may not need those. My guy lost weight on Nutro hairball formula I really think you need to work with the vet, including scheduled weight checks, to make sure your kitty is on a healthy diet.

Simply switching to wet won't do a darn thing if calories aren't reduced as well, but you do want to be sure kitty is getting the right nutrients as well. There's no one perfect diet - and the cat will have a lot to say about what's acceptable, and what he will enjoy. Lots of cats are enjoying very long lives these days, and the availability of good commercial cat foods cannot be ruled out as a contributing factor to that longevity.

Good luck, and I'm sure your vet will bless you for caring enough to work on a good weight loss approach.
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