I have two cats. Belle is a 15.5-pound, 13-year-old indoor cat. The vet said she needs to lose weight. How can I help my little darling lose this weight? I'm on a fixed income, so buying expensive food is hard to do. She is also limping, and I think being overweight plays a big factor in it
M.M., Arlington, Va Feb 07, 2012
Your fat cat needs help. Excess body fat produces inflammatory substances and certain hormones that can wreak havoc on a cat's body and start a downhill decline into arthritis, diabetes, fatty liver disease, etc. Dry cat food high in starches can be a killer. Try my home-prepared diet on my website, which is cheaper and healthier than weight loss foods. Cook up a batch and store it in small containers in your freezer. Give your dieting cat one tablespoon four to five times a day, warmed to room temperature with her regular food; gradually transition to feeding her only the new food. Encourage play and physical activity between your two cats. A pinch or two of catnip in the early evening may increase their activity levels. Give each cat up to a half-teaspoon daily of fish oil with their new food, which will help reduce joint inflammation.
2/17/2012 9:04:58 AM #
Please provide the link to the page where the home-made diet appears. I cannot find it on your site. My tortie-basketball (she is very round) thanks you.
2/21/2012 7:17:06 AM #
You say your home-prepared diet is on your website, but I can't find it. Where do I look?
3/1/2012 2:49:33 PM #
The link has been update to the post. Sorry for any confusion.
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