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Discussion in 'Cat Nutrition' started by roserivers, May 19, 2017.

  1. roserivers

    roserivers Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

    Jan 25, 2017
    looking for a little advice, please.
    It seems my cats should have 210 calories a day. They have 150 calories of wet food and a small handful of kibble. So... how come they're overweight by about two pounds each? They are house cats but they race around and play. And... with that limited a diet, two pouches of wet food and mixed kibble.

  2. lalagimp

    lalagimp TCS Member Top Cat

    Mar 7, 2017
    Depending on the kibble, even 1/4 cup could have 100 calories.

  3. cheeser

    cheeser TCS Member Top Cat

    Aug 2, 2013
    If your vet feels your kitties need to lose a little weight at some point, it needs to be done very gradually. If a cat's caloric intake is suddenly and dramatically cut back, they can get very sick from something called hepatic lipidosis (fatty liver disease).

  4. roserivers

    roserivers Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

    Jan 25, 2017
    kibble - the amount we put in the bowl doesn't anywhere near cover the bottom of the bowl. They get either Purina's Go-Cat or James Wellbeloved Turkey biscuits. I plan on switching them to James Wellbeloved House Cat biscuits when they finish this packet. 1/4 of a cup, no, nowhere near.

    Kai is a horror cat, won't eat wet food unless there's kibble on top. So... we rattle the packet, put our hand in, shake it around a bit, pull out all of three biscuits and put them on the meat. Literally, three biscuits. Then he's happy and will eat the food... Crazy but there it is, it works.

    Not seen the vet, we did the 'one person on the scales, one person on the scales with cat' routine and they both came out at 2 pounds more than they were six months ago.

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