ok, right now i have one cat who is at her ideal weight, one elderly cat who is just slightly thinner than her vet and i would like, but she is 18yrs old, so he said its pretty normal for her age
she gets to eat when ever she wants and i do give her kitten food, as her kidneys are ok and can tolerate the extra protein
and then i have one who is *fat*
i would guess she'd be a 7? she gained the weight very fast, i didn't even notice it happening til she was looking more like a football than a cat
she is on a diet now, no or very little dry food (her drug of choice LOL) and two good meals of canned food
if she begs for food i will give her a bit more canned, but she generally won't eat it, she wants the dry.
i am only giving her a little at night to wean her off of it, and because i can't bear to throw out good food
in a couple of weeks my grandkitties will be here, and they are used to dry food, so i imagine the dry food will get eaten up fast and then they can all eat the canned
(the grandkitties will be here for a month)
i would like to know, if anyone knows this, how to go about putting a cat on a diet?
the vet did not really have any good suggestions, he said she not lose too fast, but how do i know if that is happening?
she is my timid girl and she does not allow me to pick her up yet, so weighing her is a problem (i do have a vet scale tho)
it looks to me like she may have already lost a little, so i wonder if that means she is losing too fast, she has only been on the diet about a month/