After talking with my vet yesterday about my chunky Mia, I am kinda confused as to what to do. He said that really the only way for a cat like Mia (with her indoor lifestyle) to lose weight is to be on a very low-calorie food. My problem is that I have two other cats that need to keep their weight where it is, or gain. One of them is on a senior diet. The other two eat just a plain-old variety of (I think) Purina. It's not the best food, but I got it free and want to use it up before I buy anything else. I will note that Mama Mia has been this big since I adopted her, which was like a year ago or something. When I feed them, they do initially eat from their own bowls. But as the day goes on, they kinda eat from whichever is closest. So, I think it may work if I switched to a diet food for her and have the other ones stay on theirs. So I need to know what the best light formula food there is out there. I'm not looking to pay $20 for a 3 lb. bag of food however, it needs to be somewhat reasonable. But I do want to see results. The vet said that she's not clinically obese, she just looks (and feels ) like she swallowed a small bowling ball. And she's a tiny-statured little lady, so something's gotta change.
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7/2/09 at 9:37am