Originally Posted by squirtle
Oh my, Poor Scully!
Do you have a thread about this? If so, I must have missed it..... What are you doing to help with the weight?
There isn't one on here as I had him a while before joining TCS, so the basics to recap
We got him just over two years ago, the first time we weighed him he was 32lbs (we couldn't calm him down enough to weigh him before that and the vet gave up in the first visit because he was so stressed and it was obvious he needed to lose some so we put it on the chart as 33-34lbs).
He belonged to friends of my BF's sister in law (who is owned by Scullys sister), who had to give up their two cats because they thought that their toddlers allergies may be caused by the cats.
As toddlers do, he would throw food on the floor which Scully would (and still will) quite happily clean up (everyone calls him the feline vacuum) so my guess is that a lot of the weight gain came from the frosties etc he was eating.
He also spent a great deal of time hiding from their other cat who was cruel to him and has some behavioural issues that need to be addressed (the reason we took just Scully and not both).
They realised he was getting a 'bit chubby' so started feeding him Iams weight control so when he moved in with us he was less than impressed in what we were feeding at the time (a mixture of holistic blend - a Canadian brand - and chicken soup) so he wouldn't eat much and got no human treats so he dropped the first couple of lbs pretty quickly.
The first vet visit dealt mostly with the scabbing on his tummy (from the skin dragging on the carpet) and we ended up shaving off his fur and applying an ointment to his tummy twice a day until healed.
Then we found out he has mild diabetes (controlled by diet) we fed diabetic food for a while but he gained weight and fussed alot and kept getting to the others' food anyway so we gave up on it and just monitored him more carefully. Thankfully as his weight went down the diabetes calmed and he can now eat whatever food. So they have all been eating Evo and doing pretty well dieting on it (as long as I serve up the portions because daddy feeds them too much!)
Then he needed some teeth pulled because his teeth were so bad.
Now he has this strange lump and goes in to a new vet for a biopsy on Wednesday.
This is one of the earliest pics I have of him, most of the fur had grown back but you can still see the pinkness of his tummy
and a more recent one (a lot lighter):