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

posted 02-28-2004 06:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FMgurl43     Edit/Delete Message
u might have read in my earlier post that my cat garfield got hit by a car and has a broken pelvis and has to be in a cage till april 1st anyways my ? is he is getting fat since all he can do pretty much is eat and sleep he gets no excercise... i have tried to give him the weight management food by iams but he refuses to eat it... i dont know what to do as far as him getting some excercise cause i dont want him to get out and hurt himself more... any sugestions???????

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nern

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posted 02-28-2004 10:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
Can't you just reduce the amount of food your feeding him?

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empressjulz
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From:Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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posted 02-29-2004 02:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for empressjulz     Edit/Delete Message
Try a low calorie diet, or even an indoor cat diet.

Also make sure you feed him at specific times in the day - just like humans, when the body cannot properly anticipate when it is going to get food, it stores it, hence Garfield will bloat.

Failing that, you may have to speak with a vet or an animal nutritionist. That's probably most desirable, considering his condition and the fact that his body may need or not require certain kinds of nutrition.

///ej

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FMgurl43
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From:fort myers, fl. usa
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posted 02-29-2004 06:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FMgurl43     Edit/Delete Message
yea i have tried to change his food and he refuses it i tried the purina (i think) indoor formula today and he willnot eat it....i have cut back his food usually my cats get dry all day and night left out and then they get wet food at night half a can of 9 lives each and i have been giving him limited amounts of each....i have called the vet and they said feed him 1 time a day and make it only 1/4 cup dry and no wet but he will never go 4 that he has to have some amount of wet food or he will drive me nutts till i give it to him....

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