Both the boys had their monthly weigh in yesterday - Tom is 8.6kg (which is what he was last time at the vet nurse, but he was only 8.5 a couple of weeks ago with the vet) - and due to his recent bout of cystitis, he has to be fed wet food only, so not sure how much that will affect his diet - she has recommended 6 pouches a day for him. My friend asked about the human equivalent of his weight, and apparently he is the equivalent of a human being 25 stone, so it is quite serious. Ginger has gone from 5.61kg to 5.68kg, despite my neighbour assuring me he doesn't get any food in his house (and I know he hasn't this week as he has been eating all his tea and asking for more) and I know that I don't feed him enough to make him put weight on. She also said that due to their ages, it will be harder for them to lose weight. Ginger is even harder as he isn't a playful cat, doesn't seem to respond to catnip, and his exercise consists of walking to the neighbours house (and generally has to be carried home, cos he sneaks off to get back in - might ask them not to let him back in once I have taken him home, then I can make him walk, and if he sneaks off, it is a bit extra exercise!!). I have so many kinds of toys, and I think there are only 2 that Ginger will play with, and only if he is in the mood.
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11/27/05 at 1:58am