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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-19-2006, 08:05 AM Thread Starter
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HI everyone,
A couples of month ago I got a cat from the shelter. She is VERY lovely and get along really well with my 2 bunnies

She's kinda overweight, we bought her food for overweight cat. but What else can I DO? It seems like she made have had kitties before we got her.

She always has dried food available, she doesn't want to eat wet food.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-19-2006, 02:48 PM
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I'd phone the vets about, ask advice

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Sounds like a vet visit may be in order to be sure not only how overweight she is but that it's not caused by a medical problem. As diabetes, etc can develop. They will also be able to probably let you know if she's had a kittens or not. Has she been spayed? I know my little one really packed on the pounds after we had her spayed and I not only had to get weight control formula food but cut back on how much she ate. I further had to try to encourage alot more exercise out of her with play.
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Good advice above, I would maybe contact your vet and see what he/she reccomends. Do you have other kitties? I have 3 cats and my one cat Smokie is on the hefty side, my vet said he was borderline to need the weight control food, but I'm not sure how he would get that and not eat my other kitties regular food since they all eat together. Hmmm or maybe you could try feeding her at certain times, instead of leaving food out? So you know exactly how much she is eating. Some kitties overeat, too. I don't know what food you are feeding, but I know some foods might have fillers, etc in them that could cause weight gain, too. My bag says to feed about 1/4 cup, 2 times a day.
Keep us posted and that's awesome you adopted her! She sounds like a sweetheart!

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-20-2006, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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Wow thanks for the advices

Yeah she's been spayed, i;ll make an appointment to the vet. We saw one a couples of months ago and said she was just obese

Thanks a lot everyone
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If she's just a little pudgy, I wouldn't worry about it. Cats and animals are like people--some of them are simply just a little overweight. But there is a point where it gets excessive.
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