My neutered male cat, 11 years old, is overweight.
He weighs 7.5 kg.
Yes, you read that right.
He eats ROYAL CANIN VETERINARY DIETS URINARY S / O MODERATE CALORIE dry food the amount he should have according to the table per day about 75gr, but he has received a few (10-20) pieces of candy daily as well.
Cat candy that you buy at the local department store, such as “Dreamies” Small crispy pillows that contain less than 2 kcal per piece, it says on the bag.
I’ve stopped giving it to him now.
My question is:
Is it better for the cat’s weight to give him some tuna in water, raw chicken wings or shrimp if you want to give him something good sometimes?
He does not think it’s fun to fool around anymore so it’s hard to activate him.
He’s an indoor cat.
I want my prince to stay with me for as long as possible and I worry that he will get diabetes due to being overweight.
Any advice you might have would be very helpful!
Thank you so much.
Start by reducing the amount of food you give your cat on a daily basis.
What is your cat’s target weight?
If your cat is to weigh 6 kg, your cat should only get 63 grams of cat food per day.
Weigh the food every day so as not to give too much food.
Avoid giving extra sweets in addition to the food as much as possible.
It is completely harmless for a cat not to get candy but it is dangerous for a cat to be overweight.
If sweets are to be given, it should be low in calories and given in very limited quantities.
You must also reduce the food supply by the corresponding amount if you give sweets in addition to the food supply.
I hope you understand what I mean.