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Help! My cat needs to lose weight ASAP

Ezequiel

Savannah Adult
#1
Hi everyone,
I just adopted a retired female savannah from a breeder, and as you can see (pictures attached) she is quite chubby. I wanted to help her lose some weight slowly and in a healthy manner, but I was hoping I could get some suggestions from you as to which wet food to choose, amount to feed, as well as a tentative feeding schedule. She is 7 years old, and she has been eating medium/ low quality wet food twice a day in her previous home. I was planning on putting her in a low fat/ carb canned food diet (such as Wellness Core indoor or taste of the wild canned food).

Thank you,
Ezequiel
 

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Brigitte Cowell

Moderator
Staff member
#2
Before putting on a diet I would first take to the vet and run basic bloodwork, as a baseline and to discuss with them your plan. I don't think any drastic diet is a healthy thing, try instead to give her a healthy diet and a LOT of exercise. Try to get her running and jumping around more to burn off the calories. Like us humans, it shouldn't just be dietary restriction but combined with an exercise program!
 

Patti

Admin
Staff member
#3
I have had several retired breeders gain wait after they were speutered. I think increasing her exercise (aka play time or walks on a leash) will be just as (or more) beneficial than putting her on a diet. However, when it comes to diet I think raw is the very best to get and maintain a healthy, lean cat.