Originally Posted by touro1979
Shamus weighs at least 15-16 pounds. He is a little over a year old. Somthing tells me that the vet is going to tell me he is fat, LOL. The hard part is I cant really put him on a diet becasue Max, his brother is on the skinny side and I have to make sure he eats enough so I self feed dry food. Shamus is a real glutton but there's not much I can do.
Sometimes it depends on what food you give them. The new formula by Iams for Multiple Cats is supposed to help in households where you have a skinny cat and a fat cat (my two are that dynamic to a 'T' ... JJ's a chubby girl at 14.5 lbs, and Jack is little mister skinny at just over 8 lbs)... Anyway, I use a combination of Iams and Nutro. One thing I've learned on these forums is the better quality food you buy, the less they have to eat... they get more nutrients with less food, if you give them good quality food. i've tried educating my dad, who gives the family cats Whiskas... and now that i've learned that Whiskas is essentially junk food for cats, I'm trying to edumacate everyone I know.
i mix the two dry foods and yes, I free-feed my two. Yesterday I washed the dry food bowls and both of them gave me these filthy looks because I didn't dry the bowls off immediately and refill them. JJ can do without her dry food for a couple hours... my little chunky-monkey. Though she acts like I've wronged her horribly. Silly girl.
Anyway... my reply for the whole thread... if you can see ribs on said feline, she is too skinny... my Jack is too skinny... but he's had numerous health issues... poor baby. JJ, on the other hand...
Off to bed... really wanna hit five thousand words tomorrow on the novel... cannot succumb to laziness. I'm >this< close to catching up.