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Q: What is the best way to put a cat on a diet?

September 15, 2009 | By ashley l. | 6 answers | Expired: 1904 days ago

ashley l.

What kind of food and treats are the best? She walks with me all the time but thats just not cuttin it & she is also a hunter when she goes outside but I dont totally want to cut her off from that. Please help I need to know. Thanx.

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Ginger G.
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Sep 18, 2009

I don't know about treats, but several different brands of cat food have light, weight control, or something like that labeled on the can & bag.

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Mousefur
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Sep 16, 2009

My vet recomends 1/4 cup grain free dry food, and apr. 6oz grain free moist food per day. A good dry food is Taste of the Wild. My vet has told me that the moist food is more like what they would eat out in the wild. Grains especially are not good for cats, and are mainly used as fillers-to make them feel full when they are not. Some of the better foods have healthy grains like brown rice-but you want to limit those if possible too. Hope this helps. Good Luck.

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Ourstaff
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Sep 16, 2009

My cats like the Iams too. When I want to give them a treat I give them a few pieces of another brand of weight control kibble. If it isn't the same old thing it becomes a treat (and you save a little money). If your cat gets out of the yard it may be visiting the neighbors for a quick snack. You might want to check with them and let them know if the cat seems hungry it is because she is on a diet so they would be helping her by not feeding it

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Amber
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Sep 16, 2009

if you feed her kibble, in addition to feeding her a high quality, ultra low carb variety, try putting her kibble into a treat ball rather than a bowl some of the time. make her work and get some exercise!

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Mary C.
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Sep 16, 2009

Look for a high protein low carb diet with fat no more than 16% and fiber no more than 6% Some commercial and prescription weight loss diets are actually very high in carbs and fat! Carbs are stored in the body as fat so look for a high quality protein cat food. The more protein in the food the less carbs there can be. Also keep track of your portions.

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Michele Z.
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Sep 16, 2009

There are some "weight control" dry catfoods. Instead of chicken, they typically use lower calorie turkey. My cats like the Iams weight control.

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