Friday, June 03, 2011

Someone Needs to Go on a Diet

We've been using the "diet" word around our house. I think one of the cats... uh-hum, this one needs diet food. 
Here he is from another angle.  We think he's getting rather large.  I don't like to say the "d" word out loud in front of him, because he hates that word.  But I worry about how large he's getting, he's quite the bruiser now.  Does anyone know of any good tasty diet cat food I should try on Sebastian?  He's very picky with his food, he doesn't like wet foot, only the dry stuff.  Any recommendation would be greatly appreciated! 

8 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

The Woman talks about diet here but we remind her she is the one who really needs to diet and we can't diet if she doesn't...

Sparkle said...

My human is big on portion control. We only get a certain amount of food, and once it's gone, it's gone. So we've never had to be on a diet.

m.q said...

but we think u iz ok


much love;
BoBo Salem & ChaCha

The Island Cats said...

We hate the D word!! It's too bad Sebastian doesn't like wet food. Dry food usually is higher in calories and wet food is better for losing weight. Probably the best thing to do is to feed him less food. Portion control, like Sparkle said.

Ayla, Iza, and Marley said...

We dont know about diet dry foods, but we think both regular Hills Science and Eukanuba Chicken are good enough to be treats!

TBT says that portion control werks good too, but in the sense of many smaller feedings rather than like 2 big ones each day. An we gotta admit that we eat less total food but feel fuller that way.

The Japanese Redneck said...

I hate that 4 letter word. The whole blog-o-sphere should know by today that my evil washing machine and dryer shrunk my clothes again.

Due to our the demented appliances, I am forced to have to lose weight also.....

Wazzoo said...

I just found your blog...love it! I switched my cats over to wet food after reading that cats cannot process carbohydrates like humans do because cats are dedicated carnivores while humans, even dogs are omnivores. Dry cat food is full of carbs. Since I have switched them over, all of my cats except one, is looking a lot better. I think the one who isn't losing weight is sneaking dog food. The sneaking stinker.

Connecticut Blogger said...

I don't think that dry food, especially a 100% dry food diet, is very good for the cats.

Here is a link to a very good write-up on why, by a veterinarian:
http://www.catinfo.org/docs/Tips%20for%20Transitioning%20PDF%201-14-11.pdf

Male cats have a narrower urinary opening than females and are even more apt to get painful urinary tract infections.

I know from experience it can be very hard to wean cats off dry food. It gets to be like an addiction or something, but you can do it. Right now, my Waldo eats only wet food and Luther, hooked as he is on dry, gets just 1 dry meal each day and the other 2 meals are wet.

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