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undrafrcnskies
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From:Madison, WI USA
Registered: Nov 2003

posted 02-12-2004 09:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for undrafrcnskies     Edit/Delete Message
My cat is 11 months old. He weighs around 18 pounds (I don't have an exact weight but he weighed about 15 the last time at the vet and has gotten a little chubbier since then). He is going to be a big cat, I can tell that by his frame but he has the big bulge of fat that hangs down towards the back. I feed him Wysong Feline formula cat food - it's supposed to be high in fat for kittens under 1 year. In about a month, I am switching to the Nurture which is lower in fat. But as soon as I feed him he eats all of his food within 10 minutes or less. I can't get his face out of it actually (I've tried taking it away when about half is gone and giving him the rest later in the day). I've been feeding him about 1/3 cup at a time and from what I've read it sounds like this is far too little. At the same time, he is so lazy - and has so many different toys to choose from because he's so spoiled. He plays for about 30 minutes a day maximum, no matter what toy you try to get him to play with. The rest of the time he is just sitting around or sleeping. Any advice?!

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MaryNH
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From:Campton, NH USA
Registered: Jan 2004

posted 02-12-2004 09:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MaryNH     Edit/Delete Message
this is a good visual weight chart to help determine if your cat is overweight. Sounds like he might be - I have a large polydactyl boy who is not quite 2 years old...he's large but weighs only about 13 lbs.

Maybe you can spread playtime out a little more during the day or evening to play with your cat...get some good wand toys to get him up and moving. Zeus loves those wand toys...don't get anything with wire or string though
http://www.placervillevet.com/feline%20body%20condition.htm

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FMgurl43
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From:fort myers, fl. usa
Registered: Feb 2004

posted 02-12-2004 09:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FMgurl43     Edit/Delete Message
my cat who is 5 is overweight and i have been feeding her the iams weight control dry food and a little wet at night and she has lost weight already and she still eats like a pig... just follow the directions on the back of the bag on how much to feed if u do choose to feed iams.. maybe it might help a bit....

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