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What is a good food for overweight cat?

Ash McCarthyAsh McCarthy Member Posts: 1
edited 24 April, 2014 in Food & Nutrition
I just adopted a cat, and the shelter was feeding her science diet (which in my opinion is a bad food). She is very overweight. Does anyone have suggestions on a high quality food that is good for overweight kitties?


  • Karen LeeKaren Lee The kingdom of Mer-lotMember Posts: 89,020
    edited 26 March, 2014
    Check this web site =; There are lots of good tips there on how to help a cat to safely lose weight :) An all canned food diet will help =; Dry foods are too calorie dense and causes obesity in many cats. A cup of even a supposed weight loss dry food can have as much as 600 calories :-O An average 10 pound cat only needs about 200 to 250 calories per day. Any brand of canned food will work :) Grain-free is ideal. Popular brands include Wellness, Fancy Feast, Friskies, Nature's Variety, Blue Buffalo, Merrick, and Weruva. Whatever you can find in the local stores (supermarket, pet stores, etc) and you can afford is fine :) If you can't do an all canned food diet, at least try to feed canned food along with a grain-free dry food. Maybe you could do 50% canned and 50% dry. Less dry and more canned would be even better but whatever works for you is fine :)
  • Gimli_TGMGimli_TGM HurstMember Posts: 29,929 ✭✭
    edited 28 March, 2014
  • TwinkleTwinkle BirminghamMember Posts: 11,269 ✭✭✭✭
    edited 24 April, 2014
    Check out this link for a list of really good brands of cat food. I eat Evo Weight Management dry food. It's expensive, but it does help to keep my weight down. Also, go real easy on treats. Those calories do add up. If you feed both wet & dry, go easy on one or the other. Exercise your cat with a laser pointer and with anything that'll make your cat give chase.
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