Discouraging Weight News

Phoebe McPhoebodyPhoebe McPhoebody Member Posts: 744
edited 9 June, 2007 in Cat Health
Mommy made me get into the carrier this morning for my annual vaccines and checkup. I have gained two pounds since I was sick in December...so I was 17 pounds this morning. Mommy only gives me a can of wet food and a third of a cup of a high protein dry per day. The vet said I have 'a very efficient metabolism,' which Mommy says she has also...but it really means SLUGGISH and prone to weight gain. The vet said to 'cut me back by 25%,' but Mommy does not think she should cut me back any more. She does, think, however, that she needs to switch the wet food. She knew that the Prime Filets were not the BEST choice for low carbs, but the ones that are better are mostly ground formulas...which I do not like. Well, Mommy told me she was going to start to switch me over to the lower carb ones...and that I will have to learn to like them. Easy for Mommy to say...


  • Phoebe McPhoebodyPhoebe McPhoebody Member Posts: 744
    edited 8 June, 2007
    Mommy here. I found out that 'Dad' was not faithfully measuring that third of a cup of dry like he was supposed to. Today, when Phoebe and I got home from the vet, there was closer to half a cup of dry in the bowl. He promised to measure from now on when he is the first one up. But, I am concerned about the wet food switch. I figure the only two options are either LESS than a 5.5oz can of prime filets (which seems like a pitifully small amount) or a full can of the lower carb options--which are ground. I KNOW she will not eat the ground without a fuss. Any advice on how to help with the switch will be greatly appreciated...since I don't want her to just stop eating all together for too long....although she will still have the 1/3 cup of dry... HELP!
  • Melissa FordMelissa Ford Santa CruzMember Posts: 3,914
    edited 8 June, 2007
    I think you should stick with what you are doing, Just be sure that the food actually gets measured. If you are still not losing weight after an accurate diet, then I would consider switching foods. Try the 1/3 cup plus your canned food for a month and see what happens. Purrs!
  • Phoebe McPhoebodyPhoebe McPhoebody Member Posts: 744
    edited 9 June, 2007
    Mom here: Thanks, Hunter. She hadn't eaten anything with the ground mixed in, so I did give her some Prime Filets this morning. The Friskies Prime Filets vary from 13% to 19% of calories coming from carbs. The two 13% ones are Turkey Dinner with Gravy and Ocean Whitefish & Tuna. So, for the next round, we will try just those. Also, she definitely likes several of the Fancy Feast Elegant Medleys Entrees and four of the ones I know she will eat are either 9% or 10% calories from carbs. As much as I hate to spend the extra money with the budget I am on, I will try those as well.
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