I took Scooter into the vet last week because he was spraying the wall every now and then, plus I wanted to have him checked out overall. ANyways, he is going to be 3 in May, and he is a bengal .. a very LARGE stocky, overweight one I might add. Not because of me, but because he is lazy. He weighed in a little over 16 pounds. The vet suggested he is overweight, and put him on a diet. Right now the bengals eat Iams dry food. I asked her how to do it especially since they free feed. She suggested a few things:[list=1][*]scheduled feeding 1 time at night, 1 time in the morning, making sure everyone gets a bite (trouble is Tigger eats when no one else is around)[*]2. feed scooter by himself using a lower calorie dry food[*]3. or switching all of them to the lower calorie diet. she said if they are all healhty, then it should be ok. IMO, Tigger is skinny, and underweight but last time I took her in, they said that is normal for female bengals (she weighed 9 or 10 lbs i think)[/list=1] For those of you who have a cat who is overweight how do you do it?
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3/18/04 at 6:40pm