How often do you feed your cat/ Is my cat getting chubby?

CatMom1994

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Omgosh I know! Yuk! :sick: I wrote Purizon not Purina.
Purina also is one of the companies that was involved in a massive pet food recall triggered by melamine poisoning in 2007, which killed thousands of cats and dogs.
 

Eleora

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Purina also is one of the companies that was involved in a massive pet food recall triggered by melamine poisoning in 2007, which killed thousands of cats and dogs.
Yep I saw that in the Pet Fooled Film. Purina are evil :(
 

CatMom1994

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Yep I saw that in the Pet Fooled Film. Purina are evil
I don't know about that movie, but saw Amazon sells a book about it. Truth About Pet Food has stories littered throughout about pets eqating melamine-tainrted food and dying.
 

Bella's Mommy

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I Feed my cat dry food in the morning and Fancy feast wet food for dinner at night
 

Eleora

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So was at the vet on Wednsday and Molly has gone from 4.23kg to 4.8kg so she has put more weight on.... they didn't tell me how much her ideal weight should be so dont have a target to work towards... :/ just that she needs to loose weight and the avarage cat is about 4kg, also I have to stop feeding her chicken breast along with her wet food because its fattening. I am to go back in three months and if she has not lost weight they have special diets they reccomend Hills Science Plan and Royal Canine :mad: I will try get some pics of her uploaded soon so you can see her from the side. I need to work out what to do and figure out the foods and stuff maybe open another thread for that. This is the most recent photos of her so far. I honestly didnt think she was over weight.


 

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Oh forgot to add that the receptionist asked why I feed Molly different types of foods and that she has fed her dog the same food everyday for years and maybe because I feed Molly a variety is the problem of her gaining weight and she said pets dont need a varity, the same food everyday is better and that thinking they need a varity is a thing only in humans minds not animals... sounds a bit odd to me idk.
 

CatMom1994

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The receptionist was wrong. I have read doing that increases the risk of a cat developing food allergies. Also, if a cat only eats one food every day her entire life, she will refuse anything else when changes need to be made.

Do not feed her a prescription diet. She needs timed meals, measured servings, etc. to lose weight. Prescriptions are useless for weight loss because she will just eat more to make up for caloric losses.
 

linda2147

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why would listen to a receptionist, she doesn't know any more than you do? You could try a senior food if she's gaining weight. The only way to lose weight is less calories and more exercise. If you change the protein source regularly your cat will not develop a sensitivity to any one source so giving them a variety of flavors is actually beneficial.
 

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Oh forgot to add that the receptionist asked why I feed Molly different types of foods and that she has fed her dog the same food everyday for years and maybe because I feed Molly a variety is the problem of her gaining weight and she said pets dont need a varity, the same food everyday is better and that thinking they need a varity is a thing only in humans minds not animals... sounds a bit odd to me idk.
I like to feed a variety of canned foods to my cat, along with the regular brand of dry. Each brand has a little different ingredients and source of protein also, so besides flavor, it makes sense to me to change things up for them instead of depending on one brand daily for years. My cat likes all the canned flavors I feed, I just rotate for him every few days. I wouldn't pay much attention to the receptionist, and even take some things the vet says with a grain of salt. If I'm not mistaken, her weight is 10.6 pounds, which is NOT overweight for a cat at all, IMO.

Your photos are great, your cat is so beautiful, like a model! :friendly_wink:
 

Eleora

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Exactly what I researched and thought! They use this graph and every cat has to look like this, because some dont have a rounder belly then others or different shape and they all come off of a factory convayer belt! I think I might be being played to purchase somthing.

Cat weight chart.jpg
 

Eleora

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Just took some pics of Molly from the side she does have a bit of a pouch I think? unless that is a her primordial pouch and some cats have a bit more then others? The Vet said its not her primordial pouch its fat and its not just about the weight its about being able to feel the ribs as she glides her hands along the side. I think 4kg would be to skinny for Molly though? Really fed up, I know human body shaming exists like women have to be stick thin and have thigh gaps but I never new it was like this for cats.


 
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Alpha1

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My cat has that same pouch look (feels like mostly skin) from the side, this is a picture of him when he was young. I think most Manx have that shape, and probably some other cats. The dry food I free-feed him daily is ' hairball and weight control', but the canned foods I use are regular formulas.

You'd never let your girl become obese, and I think if she was really becoming fat you'd know it. If I were you, I'd just go with my gut feeling about her personally, all cats are different and can't be lumped into one category, in my opinion. I think vets and doctors are trained to 'warn' everyone of possible excess weight because so many owners do let their pets become morbidly obese.

 

Eleora

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Thanks guys. I have stopped giving her chicken breast with her meals so now she is eating about 100g wet (sometimes 150g) a day plus 20g dry a day at night :/ Its not a lot, this is all she will eat by choice the reason I gave her chicken with it before is because I thought she wasnt eating enough and it made her eat more. But I think she would eat more of the dry if I gave her it but then she wouldnt eat as much of the wet food. The food is high meat content is that why she isnt eating much of it? I will put it down below. Oh and I stopped the treats too she was getting up to 8 of these a day.

https://www.naturesmenu.co.uk/chicken-and-liver-meaty-treats-508

Food

https://www.barkingheads.co.uk/cat-food/wet-cat-food/hey-good-looking-tins

https://www.naturesmenu.co.uk/beef-with-chicken

http://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/cats/canned_cat_food_pouches/rafine/animonda_carny_adult/14033

https://www.littlebigpaw.co.uk/shop/cat-food/gourmet-tender-duck-mousse-8-x-85g/

https://www.lilyskitchen.co.uk/for-cats/food-for-cats/shop-by-product-type/wet-food/lovely-lamb-casserole-CCL.html?cgid=cats-wet

Dry Food

https://edenpetfoods.com/products/eden-cat-food/eden-85-15-original-cat-food.html

http://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/cats/dry_cat_food/thrive/adult/574356
 

CatMom1994

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If Molly will eat enough wet food every day, stop buying dry food. It is not good for cats in general or for keeping her weight under control.
 

Esme

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Well I give my cats (except for Jake who has a special canned diet) dry Blue Buffalo grain free but I add some water to their bowl and then add the dry. It's healthy and they don't have weight problems. Eleora you're doing fine and Molly isn't fat.:)
 

CatMom1994

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Well I give my cats (except for Jake who has a special canned diet) dry Blue Buffalo grain free but I add some water to their bowl and then add the dry. It's healthy and they don't have weight problems. Eleora you're doing fine and Molly isn't fat.:)
So your cats eat wet kibbles? My vet told me cats do not like it that way because it gets mushy.

I assume you are referring to Blue Wilderness. That is what Daisy eats for her dry food.
 


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