Dear Catster reader,
Almost two years ago, we invested numerous resources and rebuilt the Catster community. With new hardware, software and personnel, we did our best to satisfy the many users who shared their thoughts, pictures, questions, and love for and of their pets with us and friends. It was a thriving community with many users. We hoped, however, there would be more like you.
Times and habits have changed and we are sad to announce that the Catster community will be closing down on July 20, 2019.
Catster magazine, www.catster.com and the associated social media sites are NOT shutting down. We encourage you to continue reading the content found in the pages of the magazine and the web sites, commenting through the mechanisms provided and sharing your ideas and comments with us and your fellow readers.
Instructions for accessing pet profiles were shared with everyone in 2017. The instructions can be found elsewhere within the forum. AFTER JULY 20TH, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THIS CONTENT. And, effective immediately, we are no longer able to answer questions about the community.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to serving you through our magazine and website.
I'm new to this forum but I'm in need of some help.
Hi. I hope you can give me a little advice. We have a 17.2 pound female Maine Coon. We don't know her exact age as she was an adult when we rescued her from an animal shelter over ten years ago. She is approximately 12-13 years of age with no health problems except her weight. Our vet says she's overweight and that we should only feed her 1/2 cup of Hill's Prescription R/D food every day (was using W/D before the recall). I feed her 1/2 cup twicer per day and have been for several weeks but she eats what I give her immediately and then begs for more. She starts meowing around 5:30 a.m. for feeding and after she's eaten all of it meows again. Her meowing is constant. She's older so I don't want her go go hungry but I don't want her having health problems due to her weight. If it helps any our vet thinks she should weigh only 10-12 pounds but with her length she would look malnourished. She's approximately 32 inches long from the tip of her nose to the tip of her tail (actual tail not the fur that extends beyond). Everyone that meets her remarks about how large she is.