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what should i do??

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I have a 2 year old male cat who is a tiny bit overweight. He's 11 pounds, his tummy is a little bulgy, and his tummy is soft and squishy. Normally, I know you'd put him on a diet using lower calorie food, but I have a 7 month old kitten too. I know kittens shouldn't be put on a diet. How long do I have to wait until it is safe for Cleo(7 month old) to be put on a diet along with Noah(2 year old), or any other suggestions??

Thanks in advance for your help!
post #2 of 5
I would try playing with him some more....he might just need to be more active. also, make sure he's not eating too much of the kittens food....it's supposed to be higher in fat so that may be causing him to gain weight as well. You could call your vet and see what he/she thinks. good luck.
post #3 of 5
From what you describe, it doesn't sound as if you need to worry quite yet. Most cats with age and a little less activity put on a little weight. I like to call it "the utter". If you can still see his shape and can feel his ribs when you rub firmley he is not in any danger. If this is the case, I would just keep an eye on it and see if he stays the same or continues to gain weight.
post #4 of 5
A woman I know who had an overweight cat came up with a clever idea to get her cat to lose weight without having to put him on a diet. She'd take his dinner and measure it out(This only works with dry food but I guess you could get creative with wet) and she sits down with him in the kitchen and toss the kibble one by one across the floor and her cat would run across the floor to get it. His next trip to the vet showed he lost a couple pounds. He was happy he didn't have to get lesser portions and she was happy he'd lost weight.
post #5 of 5
that is too funny -- and very creative!
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