Monday, December 15, 2014

My Chunky Monkey Kitty

I recently brought my cat to the vet. Kitty is 6-7 months old now, so it’s time for her to get a rabies shot. I also wanted to get her a standard wellness check.

The 5 minute car ride there was…fun.

  
When we got there, I wasn’t shocked by the nurses’ reactions.



They put her on the kitty scale, where she clocked in at 9 pounds.







Later, Boyfriend and I ended up in a pet store and I got kitty some Natural Health Food. We opened it up and gave her just a little when we got home.




Do you guys have fat cats? If not, HOW DID YOU STOP THIS FROM HAPPENING?!?!?

10 comments:

  1. This weekend I saw someone walking her cat on a leash. It really was bizarre looking but I think the cat was getting what some would refer to as "exercise"? If you don't want to do that, there's always kitten lap band surgery.

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  2. My wife's solution for anything involving the cats is to give them more food. Which is ok for the one. The other one is a bit of an oinker. A lot. He is 14 or 15 pounds now, and even though he's big boned for a cat, he's too heavy. So wifey has to take him to the vet next time to be given the stern vet eye.

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  3. Don't leave cat food in the dish all day. Give her a quarter of a cup of kibble once a day (or whatever is recommended on the bag for adult cats) and that's it. I always used IAMS -- it's quality stuff without a lot of filler. And yes, do not feed her kitten kibble any more -- that stuff is super high calorie for growing kittens and she doesn't need it any more.

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  4. Yeah, what Debra said. My cat doesn't have enough self control to self feed, so I feed her myself with a pre-measured amount, twice a day every day. Cats are like people. You leave food around all day and they're just going to invariably pick at it and gain weight.

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  5. My cats weren't fat. I put out a small amount of food each day. Then it was every cat for himself. No one died (till they got old), so I guess they all ate. I gave them Iams because when I bought cheaper cat food one of them had diarrhea. She was a very expensive cat who ended up with me because no one else could stand her. She taught me about the poop problem by wiping her butt on the wall as she walked down the stairs.

    Love,
    Janie

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  6. Poor kitty. April is overweight too. She only gets kibble twice a day, but every *once* in a while she gets table scraps, and dog treats, and not enough exercise.

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  7. Hmmm shall we discuss our formerly 24 lb kitty? We started taking him out on a leash, he gets regular wet food and calorie reduced (expensive) dry food from the vet. Now 3 years later he's fine, if perhaps a bit thin. Last time I took him out he bolted out the garden toward the park. My husband advised my knickers were quite visible through my leggings. After we got back the shit.

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  8. As someone who is the proud mother of a formerly 18 pound cat (now down to 16) feed them mostly wet food. Dry food is all carbs and makes them fat. Try to get ones that aren't swimming in gravy. I get the fancy feast classic flavors. I tell Bosco "hey, mom is on a diet too!"

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  9. I have the same story as Ginny. I have three cats and all three were fat...until I had to switch them all to canned food. My male kitty got a urinary blockage from eating dry food (can happen to males) so he could only eat canned, and it was impossible to give dry to the the girls and not him, so all three are on canned only. And lo and behold, they all lost weight and are now all in the good range. More expensive, more they are all healthy, so that's good.

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  10. I have two fur brothers who live with my parents. One is svelte and one is HUGE. The skinny guy is naturally active and doesn't have a big appetite. His chubby brother (they are from the same litter) is lazy and always begging for food. My step-dad (who is also chubby) is a sucker for the begging, and feeds Fat Kitty snacks all night after my mom goes to bed. There is no solution in there for you, but I thought I would share these facts.

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