Best Cat Food For Overweight Cats 2017 - KittyCatter
Cat wtih food dishes Like humans, overweight cats are at risk for health problems and do not generally live as long as cats that are trim
A story out of Nashville (where I live) received national media attention. It concerned Buddha, an extremely overweight cat who was rescued from Metro Animal Control by Penny Adams, a volunteer at the . Buddha had been relinquished by his cat parents due to family issues. His weight? 31.4 pounds, which is more than twice the weight of an average cat. Penny rescued him while visiting Metro Animal Control to take pictures of cats available for adoption. She brought Buddha back to the Cat Shoppe, a store owned by Chris Achord who has spent many years rescuing countless numbers of cats. Buddha was seen by the veterinarians at Animalia Wellness clinic in Franklin and put on a regime of the appropriate amount of cat food and exercise. Part of Buddha’s exercise plan included regular sessions on the water treadmill.
I recommend moisture-rich diets for overweight cats, sick cats, and healthy cats of all age. Species-appropriate nutrition is the best preventive medicine available. It helps keep pets at a good weight (as long as their owners don't overfeed them), and the right food also dramatically reduces the risk of feline diseases, especially those involving the lower urinary tract, kidneys and liver.
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Reducing or eliminating carbohydrates--a good idea for any carnivore, overweight or not--is absolutely essential for safe and lasting weight loss. That is why there is no way to safely reduce an obese cat's weight using a diet that contains any dry food. Ever. Dry food doesn't help a cat safely lose weight and never will.On her lovely , Dr. Lisa Pierson says it more succinctly than I ever could: "Carbohydrates are minimally used for energy and those that are not used are converted to and stored as fat. The so called 'light' diets that are on the market have targeted the fat content as the nutrient to be decreased, but in doing so, the pet food manufacturers have increased the grain fraction, leading to a higher level of carbohydrates. Hence, many overweight cats eating these diets are still obese. These 'light' diets are among the most species-inappropriate, unhealthy diets available to cat caretakers. Many caretakers feed very small amounts of these diets hoping that their cat will lose weight but feeding a small amount of a diet that is inappropriate for the species is NOT the answer! The caretaker simply ends up with a crabby, overweight cat."NutriSource® Senior/Weight Management Cat Food provides super premium nutrition. It has a great chicken meal taste that cats love. Formulated with natural ingredients (with added vitamins and minerals) and the latest scientific feline nutrition available, NutriSource® Senior/Weight Management Cat Food provides complete care for senior and less active overweight cats. Available in: 1.5 lb., 6.6 lb. and 16 lb.The best cat foods for overweight cats are going to include nutrient dense ingredients. These ingredients are low in calories but are also going to provide the necessary vitamins, antioxidants, essential fatty acids and minerals.