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post #11 of 13 Old 02-19-2013, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by riccil0ve View Post
I don't what your prescription dry food is, but it may be crap [Science Diet is the only prescription cat food I know of and it is horrid, horrid food]. So are you sure he needs it as opposed to a high quality cat food like Blue Buffalo, Pinnacle, Orijen, etc?

I steer clear of wet food unless its of a high quality brand like the ones I listed. My parents give their 13+ year old skinny guy a teaspoon or so of tuna fish in oil once a day. It's worked great for him, he's not fat but he filled in and is healthier than ever.

Feeding your cat poor quality food doesn't give him Enpugh nutrients to store. So you may be feeding a ton of something low quality but since it's mostly garbage, it'll pass through. Versus a high quality food that you can feed 1/2 a cup a day and be battling with obesity, lol.
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Totally agree with this.
I used to feed what ever to my cats. Until I heard a nutritionist give a talk about what goes into pet food. He said the first three ingredients make up the bulk of the kibble. Corn, corn by-products, etc are just junk as corn is not that digestible. Cats are obligate carnivores, meaning they really can not digest plant matter.
If you can, get a pet food that also does not have any grain in it at all. For example, I am feeding Taste of the Wild or Solid Gold (I think that is what it's called - it is in a gold sparkly bag). Neither has grain in them, Meat is the first ingredient. And not a by-product either. It has blueberries, carrots, things like that.
You don't have to feed as much, or if you free-feed, the cat will eventually eat less because they end up being able to actually use what they are eating.
And if you try the tuna juice, give them the juice that is water. If you do the oil you could give too much to start with and give the poor guy the runs...

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post #12 of 13 Old 02-20-2013, 10:56 PM
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My old girl was sensitive to beef. If she was on a food that had any sort of beef in it (Even the generic "Animal-By-Products) she could not keep her weight. By getting her on good food (I think she was on Eukanuba which is not my favorite but it worked for her) and completely off of anything that even resembled beef, she plumped right up to where she was supposed to be.
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post #13 of 13 Old 02-21-2013, 03:16 PM
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My trash truck cat only gets real chicken and fish.
He can not have any brand of cat food wet or dry or he will yak it all up.

Quick story about how we got him.
This past summer one of the trash trucks coming to the plant had this "dead" cat fall out of the back of it when it was dumping it load. One of the laborers saw the cat and picked it up as he didn't want it to go in the boiler he tought the cat was dead. About two minutes later the cat walked over to him and rubbed up against him. Scared the crap out of him for a second.

Since we are not allowed per state regs to allow ferel cats to be at the plant he was caught and I talked my husband into taking him. I took him to the vet and poor thing weighed 3lbs vet said he would have been dead in 2 day he was so dehydrated.
Grimm is a siamese cat with an apple face and has since been fixed and now weighs 13lbs, but we found out quick that cat food does not agree with him.

Maybe try some fresh meats with your kitty?
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