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Can someone help me out here?

Haley SheldonHaley Sheldon Member Posts: 248
edited 7 September, 2010 in Food & Nutrition
Just a quick question, is there weight control wet food? If so is it more expensive then dry food?

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  • Marie CallinMarie Callin Member Posts: 494
    edited 6 September, 2010
    If there is wieght control wet food I wouldn't feed it. Wieght control food is no good - they just like to make the carb content higher and meat content lower. Considering carbs tend to lead to obesity in the first place and cats are obligate carnivores it is the complete opposite of what you want. You do however want to feed a grain free canned food - no dry. Here are two sites regarding feline obesity and what to do about it: Feline Obesity: An Epidemic of Fat Cats Diabetes and Obesity: Preventable Epidemics
  • Lisa DausmanLisa Dausman Member Posts: 5,216
    edited 6 September, 2010
    If you want to take some weight off the kitty, its better to get a grain free, low carb good quality food, grains are sugars, carbs are sugars. Then look at the calorie count and with your vets help, decide how much kitty should be fed, per day, split it into 2 or 3 feedings, to get to the desired weight, which the vet can best advise you what it should be. Just a note of caution, taking weight off a kitty, has to be done, very very very gradually, like over months, or you risk the danger of liver issues. Here is a link to help you. Best of luck. :D http://www.catnutrition.org/index.php http://www.catinfo.org/
  • Tina BTina B Vancouver IslandMember Posts: 2,238
    edited 7 September, 2010
    Weight control wet food would be a high protein low carb wet food. Also note that any dry,or wet food that says for "weight control" is not going to work, and is only going to make for a grumpy unsatisfied cat. Some good WET foods to feed are Wellness grain free,Evo cat and kitten, Evo 95%,some of the Natural balance wet foods,Wellness Core, Merricks before Grain, and Weruva. Here is a great link you can read about Obesity, and how much food you should be feeding your cat. http://catinfo.org/?link=felineobesity
  • Haley SheldonHaley Sheldon Member Posts: 248
    edited 7 September, 2010
    Ok, thanks everybody :)
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