Slimming down the fat cat?
So brought miss kitty into the vet the other week.
Athena needs to lose weight.
She clocks in at 12lbs and per the vet needs to get down to 11 or 10.5lbs.
Before the vet she got per feeding (2x a day):
1/4 cup of Blue Buffalo Weight Management Kibble (sometimes she wouldn't eat all her kibble so I wouldn't give her a second 1/4 cup for dinner)
1/3rd of a 5.5 oz can of cat food (usually blue buffalo spa selects or Merrick 5 star gourmet).
I've since cut it down to just a teensy bit of kibble (enough to rattle in the pan) and the same amount of wet food.
To say Athena thinks she is starving to death would be an understatement.
(Came home to find she had found her treat bag of greenies and ripped it open and eaten every single treat).
(She no longer gets treats)
I've been trying to feed her before bedtime so I don't get woken up by her yowling that she's OMG!hungry.
So what's the right way to get weight off a cat without them thinking you are starving them to death?
Or is it a lost cause?