Our concerns, anfernee, are that he is losing weight at a healthy rate of speed. this is all. I was not trying to say that you're being horrible to your pets. I simply meant that if she were to be more stringent, per the post that you offered up stating that you felt, as someone that is not a vet, or a feline dietician (If such a thing exists) that she was not being stringent enough, that it could compromise the health of the cat. She had recieved instruction about a healthy way to deal with mittens weight from the vet, and was sticking to it as best as she was capable given recent developments (one being that her sister was to be monitoring Mitten's food intake while she was away, and clearly wasn't. The other being that she is a working student who has had her father in the hospital- and therefore hadn't been home regularly to make sure Mittens was getting the exercise he needed.)
These are things that affected the most recent weigh in, along with the timing and the change in location of the scale. This is something that has been addressed. I feel that you are being terribly judgemental about how Candie is caring for her pets, and if I were her, I would be offended that you are automatically assuming that I was doing something that was compromising the health of my pets! Within the thread, before you had deigned yourself the foremost authority of pet healthcare and weightloss, Candie had discussed the changes in her feeding patterns and how she was amending the certain problems that Mittens is having. You apparently had not read into the thread far enough to see that information before you decided to tell her that Mittens was terribly obese and that you had the key to his weightloss.
The point I have is, I don't see why you feel the need to be unsupportive of someone that is trying to get their cat healthier, and, when having not attempted to get the entire information by, heaven forbid, spending the time to read all that had already been posted, and digest that information, you took offense when people were confused that you basically bawled her out for it!
In your first post, which brought this whole discussion about, you did not state that one cup" is what you would reduce the feeding to, and so, all of us were wondering exactly what you wer suggesting, to give the cat 1/2 a cup of food per day (as you said that she MUST only feed him once) so he would lose weight faster than 4 lbs in 3 weeks(which is what he had already lost), which, would certainly be too fast. Too many people have cats that are dealing with hepatic lipidosis. We don't want that to happen to her or more importantly, Mittens.