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Cutting Calories?? + Microchip Bowl

Discussion in 'Cat Nutrition' started by mmin, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. mmin

    mmin Thread Starter TCS Member Adult Cat

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    Last week, my cat didn't seem to have much of an appetite, turning his nose at his usual wet foods. Even sardine, which is his favourite, he had a "meh, give me if you want" attitude. I called up his vet, had a chat. She said that she felt that he was putting on a little too much weight (4.4 kg, gained 0.4kg since 1 month ago.) so told me whatever amount of food i'm giving him, cut it by 1/3. she wanted him down to 4.2.

    Because he is still growing, i didn't really listen to the vet, and just cut down like 20 calories. however, when i weighed him today, he seems to have miraculously gained another 0.1 and is now at 4.5kg. how is that possible when he is on less food? is it cause he's still growing? should i cut more calories out? also, his appetite is regular this week.

    also, regarding the microchip bowl, i was wondering if there was any long term harmful effects of prolonged exposure to radio waves, if anyone knew?

    thank you!
     

  2. mizzely

    mizzely TCS Member Super Cat

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    How old is he? Also weight can vary day to day, depending on when they last ate, pooped, etc.
     

  3. mmin

    mmin Thread Starter TCS Member Adult Cat

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    he just turned 10 months old! I didn't think too much of it, but when i spoke to the vet, she was firm about telling me that i was feeding too much and to lower his weight. :/
     

  4. mizzely

    mizzely TCS Member Super Cat

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    Weight isn't the deciding factor on overweight. Body condition is way important

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  5. Furballsmom

    Furballsmom Cat Fan especially Black Cats Staff Member Forum Helper

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    I agree, at 10 months your boy still needs as much as he can consume.
    I think so, yes.

    I personally would not.

    I'm glad to hear he's interested in food again :)!
     
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