Who wants to be an animal cheerleader!?
So my cat (Kat) has been overweight since we got her. Three years ago. I dont know much of her story before then, other than whoever she lived with moved somewhere they couldn't take her, and booted her out to fend for herself. Now, if you knew my cat, she enjoys a life and lounging on ottomans and sleeping in our bed. She is NOT an outside kitty, and has no front claws. Our old neighbor found her rummaging through her garbage and the rest is history.
Over the last three years, we have talked to 4 different vets and tried COUNTLESS diets for her, and nothing has worked. A few months ago she got really sick, and we took her to a NEW vet. This one offered yet ANOTHER diet. We figured, what the heck, we'll try it!
GOOD NEWS!!! We just took her to her 6 week checkup and - she lost 1.5 lbs! Which is like a person losing 15lbs. The doctor even said we could feed her a little MORE if we wanted she is doing so good. If she loses 8 more pounds she will be down to 12, and the doctor says that would be enough. I cant be more excited! Although, I cant even imagine her skinny haha. Well have to come up with some new nicknames for her ( Fat Brat Cat wont work anymore) ;D
I,ll update as much as I can to let you know how she is doing. Also, if you have an animal friend that needs some cheerleaders post here
How chubby was your kitty before, and what are you doing for her? If the lady doesn't mind me asking. My cat's always been on the heavy side for the year I've had him, and when I went on spring break our cat sitter over fed them all. He gained 4 1/2 pounds in a week. That was the first week of March. It's May now and he's only lost 1 pound by being back on his normal diet.
by my calculations, her cat was 21.5 lbs... rather large o_O
we have a weight chart at school for people with obese pets. so far almost all have been losing weight. it's great! especially since they also can and do get diabeetus.
good job with your kitty!
So amazing!! I really think animals are meant to be on the leaner side. :)
My cats periodically try the annoying thing, but then I whip out my piccolo and they run away.
Zeus does. He does. He keeps changing shells. EVERY FEW HOURS. he is crazy.
I have to go shell shopping and hope to find him one he will actually stay in tomorrow morning before work. Silly silly crab.
He is in a giant one right now that he cannot move in. I put all the smaller ones around him and he pushed them away.
I just didn't know where to put this so I put it here.
haha. where i used to work, we had a live-in cat who would be a ball if we weren't on to her schemes. every time someone would come around she would cry plaintively as though she hadn't been fed the whole day. newbies would get fooled, and she'd get just a little fatter.