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How to feed two cats when one is overweight

How to feed two cats when one is overweight


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How to feed two cats when one is overweight

When my boyfriend bought a kitten, the breeder told him it would be an “obesity problem,” but the kitten seemed pretty healthy. In fact, the breeder told my boyfriend to feed her a diet of 5 to 10 percent body fat. But the kitten was still overweight, and we didn’t realize it until she was 4 months old and started shedding fur all over the place. By this point, we were feeding her a regular cat food (previously frozen cat food) and it was very hard to keep her at an ideal weight. My boyfriend decided that we needed to do something about this, so he switched to feeding her some whole raw meat as a treat every night, just like our dog gets. She ate all of it and gained weight like crazy. And when it was time to give her her food again in the morning, she had a big pudge on her stomach. I was pretty surprised and disgusted. But then I looked at my boyfriend and said, “Well, she is your kitten, so maybe this is the way it is supposed to be.” He then said, “Well, she was a big cat, so maybe it is what she should have been.”

I am going to be frank: I have never been one to believe that “the way things are supposed to be” is all that healthy or normal. However, it does seem that with each passing year, people get more and more confused about the way we feed our cats. For example, I used to think that feeding my cat a diet of 5 to 10 percent body fat was like eating a “normal diet” for her. This was my personal opinion, and I was going off my own research, but I don’t think that was a healthy way to feed her. I had actually read that, according to a Cornell University study, cats need a diet of around 20 percent body fat. And I am going to tell you right now: If you are feeding your cat less than 20 percent body fat, you are not doing her any favors. You are just feeding her a diet that is less than optimal for her overall health.

I am also going to tell you a second thing: I believe that when I decided to feed my kitten raw meat as a treat, she was supposed to gain weight! She was supposed to put on pounds! In other words, she was supposed to have a nice belly. In fact, I remember reading that when dogs eat raw meat, their bodies go into a “fasting state” and they start to put on weight. In fact, some people actually advocate that if you feed your cat raw meat, your cat is actually getting an exercise workout! So in other words, by feeding her raw meat, I was helping her get fit and healthy. This is one reason why many vets recommend that you feed your cat raw meat as a treat on occasion! If you are feeding your cat raw meat as a treat, that means that you are giving her less than optimal nutrition. In other words, you are giving her less than 20 percent body fat. You are not giving her a proper diet.

For example, when I look back at that original kitten, I know that she was supposed to gain weight. I also know that she didn’t grow very tall. In fact, she was very short and thin. So I don’t think that she was meant to be “obese” at all. I think that she was meant to be very active. I think she was meant to be skinny. Her short stature may have been caused by something else, but it was definitely not because she was eating a “normal diet.” And that means that I know that feeding her that “normal diet” wasn’t the best way for her to be. So when we started feeding her raw meat, I think we were supposed to feed her more than 20 percent body fat. But I also remember how much she was eating! She was eating twice as much as she should have been. So that is when I started thinking about giving her a different type of diet. And when I started feeding her a diet with less fat, she got much healthier. And at least for us, she lost some weight. And she seemed happy and energetic.

We are now at the point where I believe that every cat, including a large cat, should be fed a diet with less fat. Of course, we have a variety of reasons for our dietary choices. But I would like to share what I have been doing for the last year. In fact, I just switched to a diet with less fat last week! And I want to give you the reasons why.

We start by looking at the cat itself. You need to decide if the cat looks healthy and energetic, or if the cat looks thin, sickly, or underweight. If it looks underweight, it probably has a lot of problems with weight. So the first thing that we do is make sure that the cat has a healthy appetite. Some cats don’t have a very big appetite, but that doesn’t mean that they are undernourished. It just means that they are not “craving” food. Other cats, on the other hand, are so hungry that they will eat anything that you give them. But when a cat has a healthy appetite, it means that it is in an active state of metabolism. So a healthy appetite is a good indicator that your cat has a healthy metabolic system. So we look at the cat’s appetite and determine if it is good or bad.

Another indicator that we use is the cat’s overall activity level. If the cat looks lazy and doesn’t want to go to the bathroom, then it probably has problems. If the cat’s ears look too small or the cat’s face looks too thin, then it probably has problems. The best way to test a cat’s ear size is by holding the cat by the head and pressing down on the ear. If it feels comfortable, that is a good indicator of a healthy ear


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