Fat Cat!

jasmine's dad

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Our kitty Jasmine, and brown grey s/h tabby, is almost 1 year old now, and seems to be getting a significant belly. She is still on Iams Kitten food, which I know is higher in fat than adult food, but we play every day for a good long time with me chasing her around the house and playing hide-and-go-seek, so I don't think it's due to lack of exercise.

Will this belly go away once I switch over to adult cat food which is lower in fat? Or is this problem due to inactivity during the day while my fiancee and I are at work?

Also will her coat stay as nice with the fat content reduced cuz she is sooooo soft?

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Hi Jasmine's Dad and welcome to our forums!

You may want to check out this article about overweight cats:

It's hard to say without seeing the cat, but my guess is that the combination of the kitten food + lack of exercise are not good for her.

I think you should switch her to the adult formula. Do it gradually by mixing increasing amounts of the adult formula.

As for the exercise - keep up the daily sessions! Maybe you can prolong those sessions (again gradually) and make sure they last at lease 20-30 minutes. Another option, which is also great fun
is to get another cat, preferably younger than Jasmine, that will keep her more active during the day.
 
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