I need help with Vitamine's case again.
I recently posted a question about Caloric need Vs requirement of an obese cat for Vitamine, my friend's cat that we are switching to wet food and that needs to lose weight. You guys warned me about the fact that Vitamine wasnt eating enough. My friend did everything she could to get her cat to eat. And i mean EVERYTHING!
So in the end, the cat decided she didnt want to eat Fromm salmon/chicken anymore and prefers Fancy Feast classic savory salmon. So that is what she is currently fed with!
I thought she still wasnt eating enough so I kept encouraging my friend to feed her (she even force-fed her once!), but now looking at her weight's "evolution" I'm starting to think that this cat's metabolism is pretty weird!!
Since august 3rd she didn't lose ANY WEIGHT! And my friend weights her cat EVERYDAY with an electronic baby scale. Vitamine weights 13.4 pounds and is completely stable.
But the thing is... she only eats 105 to 135g of Fancy Feast savory salmon + about 2 teaspoon of tuna water + 1/4th of a package of Fortiflora
SOMETIMES she also eats about 5 to 10 tiny bits of Fromm DRY kibbles (but she doesnt like dry food like she used to!).
I cant count the calories with exactitude cuz Fancy feast doesnt provide the caloric content of their food. I found 2 different (old) websites where one claims that 5.5oz of that specific brand contains 97 calories while the other website claims that is has 30.66calories/oz.. These 2 information are contradictory! So I dont know where to start!
So my first question is : does anyone know the exact calorie content of a Fancy Feast classic Savory salmon can?
Second question : How can a cat in perfect health (blood chemistry was done and showed only normal results + no thyroid problem), not lose weight if it doesnt eat enough? Cuz I'm almost sure that 105 to 135g isnt enough!
Third question : Would it be safe to reduce her food intake a little to see if she loses weight with less food? Or is it too dangerous?
Thanks a lot for your precious help!!
Kim (and Vitamine)