Ideal weight of cat

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Avatar m tn However, over the past two months he's put on a lot of weight. There has been no change in his diet or amount of exercise--he gets 3/4 cup food a day spread out over two meals (I feed him with a forager ball otherwise he eats everything in about 5 minutes, so it takes him around 30 minutes to eat each portion and he has to push the ball around to get at the food), and has never gotten treats.
Avatar n tn Gradually increase this very slowly until your overweight cat eat’s ½ to 1 can of low carbohydrate canned food and ¼ to ½ cup of dry food divided into 3 meals per day. If your cat is still ravenous you may have to increase the amount of food until your cat is no longer ravenous. This will be your cat’s maximum feeding amount and we will reduce from there. Your cat could just eat canned food if she liked it.
468361 tn?1207118793 Usually if a kitty is violent, a reputable vet or animal hospital will administer a tranquilizer for examination. Of course, this isn't ideal for examination, but you work with what you've got. :) I would say you have to hunt for a better vet. Make it clear exactly what has happened with the other vets.
Avatar n tn The increased protein and fat in cat food can sometime cause GI issues and pancreatitis in dogs. Most commercial cat food is not even ideal for cats since a lot of cat foods contain grain is a variety of form such as meal, and glutin. Cat's do not have any need in their diets for grains of any kinds.
Avatar f tn I would start with an ideal weight of 17 lbs if your cat is 28 lbs. Once your cat it getting close, change to an ideal weight of 12 -lbs. ANY improvement will help decrease the six times more likely your cat is to develop diabetes being overweight. Use the RER of 0.8 and once 12-14 lbs is reached, then you can use an RER of 1.0. Remember all sources of calories including treats and supplements contributes to the daily calorie intake. This helped my own cat and helps lots of my patients.
460185 tn?1326081372 I just watched one of our cats climb up on top of a seven foot high cabinet, stand at the edge, and projectile vomit nearly five feet out into the room. Having left me said mess, she contentedly went to sleep. Thank's Girl. :-/ Is this stomach vomiting or throat vomiting (heaving middle or extended throat)? Try going with one of the no wheat/grain/ soy cat foods, or a single protein source food just in case it's allergy-digestive related. Dry food doesn't really help with teeth, btw.
637356 tn?1301928422 My cat has lost some weight too but she used to be a little overweight so she's actually at her ideal weight now. I think they just slow down, just like our elderly do, and don't eat as much. We can't decide for you when the best time to euthenize would be. I would think if he's still playing, eating (even if it's not as much) and wanting to be petted and purring, then I would assume he still wants to live and is enjoying life. Talk with your vet and see what he says.
541150 tn?1306037443 You could get a toy that you put Abby's food in and make him work for it. I just read this in this months issue of my cat mag. I know it's not the ideal exercise, but it would be *something* at least. I would say this is not normal at all for a 3y.o cat. Jade still plays a long time if someone will play with her and she's at least 10. PK, you are doing your best, never doubt that. It's hard enough having a newborn, let alone dealing with a sick kitty at the same time.
Avatar m tn Ive recently started taking Avanza (AD) and this has caused me to put on more weight. Like you said, exercise and diet is very important, its just the fatigue and lack of motivation that holds me back at this time but I will have to push myself soon or I will definately regret it. Thanks for posting on that subject, not the only one.
Avatar n tn I haven't had any migranes, I'm not dreadfully tired and as an added bonus, it is already helping me to lose weight. I have struggled with weight all of my life, so knowing that this can help is wonderful. I eat smart and exercise, but before, I slept all the time. Now I don't eat as much and I have more energy. It is great hope for anyone with epilepsy, migranes, maia, but I don't think it should be prescribed for people as a weight loss pill.
Avatar f tn MY question to forum members out there is if any of you had a cat that you had to take care of and monitor for 1 month post radioactive iodine treatment- how difficult was it to comply with state or provincial regulations with regards to litter separation if you have more than 1 cat- sleeping isolation if your cat is used to sharing your bed- and minimizing human contact etc......
365714 tn?1292202708 I went with the cat one as it sounds like it worked better with most of the cats the vet knew. Thankfully I have my grandma to help back me with some of the expenses. We're starting off with the vets directions, to give him just a tiny bit for the first week, then see them in another week and then see where to go from there. Let's hope he only needs a little bit of insulin to regulate him. Grandma seemed to think he looked better already, but I'm not so excited until I see more time pass.
Avatar m tn surgery is always risky especially for an older cat, have you Vet do a complete workup than weight the risks of anesthesia. I've had cats 15 and older undergo surgeries....its not ideal but sometimes necessary for their well being. good luck and let us know how it goes...
Avatar m tn For four months, researchers looked for weight loss. The strict low-carb diet caused an average weight loss of 28 pounds; the big-breakfast version cut 23 pounds. However, after eight months, the strict dieters had regained 18 pounds. The big-breakfast eaters continued to drop weight, losing another 16.5 pounds. All told, those on the new diet lost more than 21 percent of their body weight, compared with just 4.5 percent for the low-carb group.
619345 tn?1310345021 I think the suggestions are great must a lost a ton over my life and then whoops creeps back on I am a comfort eater and stress and bad habits just sneak back up but I have now dedicated myself to get well I can do I am sure I think the LIvSkinny is just a drink which also has a lemon flavored cristal powder that you can mix with yougart called crave and it is suppose to be an appetite suppresant normal day for me is get up drink coffee run to work usually late don't eat till three then eat agai
Avatar n tn Glad to see I am not the only one that has gained a lot of weight in a short amount of time. I've gained 25 lbs in 4 months. I look like I'm pregnant, my butt looks like a cow, I've gone from a size 0 to a size 5. The dr's can't find anything wrong. I do have a cysts on my left ovary but the dr isn't worried about it. I have had a partial hysterectomy back in 1993 and I stayed a 0 so I doubt it is that. I have been having a lot of hot flashes though.
685623 tn?1283485207 Evidently, this trusting cat approached an unknown person or persons who then tossed gasoline on the animal and lit it on fire! The cat is now in the care of the Arizona Humane Society and is on the road to recovery. She is reported to be very timid and scared, but should do well with time. Montana: Three Men Charged with Animal Cruelty: In a similar gas, 3 young "boys" (even though they are 18/19...
93210 tn?1287457826 The FDA's action approved Lap-Band for use only in patients at least 100 pounds overweight or patients who are at twice their ideal body weight and who have failed to lose weight by diet and exercise over an extended period of time. They did not want individuals who were looking for a quick weight loss surgery or were not previously under physicians care.
Avatar m tn My blood pressure is 109/71 - I'm at my ideal weight and my body fat count good too. I had an ablation done on my heart in 1999 for arrhythmia and I've been fine ever since. I have an occasional "flutter", but I'm told that it's no more frequent than the average person. I know Ibuprofen is not something to pop every time you have a minor headache so I'm trying to be conservitive, but some days the headaches are so intense that I have to take something. My Dr.
Avatar f tn I love it so much I looked at the new ones of a similiar model. They look plastic and light weight, but I'm not ready to buy yet. My Mom has the Oreck and likes the lightweightness of it. But some string did get caught in the roller and she did not know. The strength of it (thought it was a fine string) did scratch her hard wood. It's hard to find something that will do hard wood too - so I'm all ears on this discussion!
Avatar f tn Yes, as I suspected, your FT4 is very low - it's 0.8 with a range of (0.78-2.19), so it's right on the floor of the range. Many of us find we still feel hypo until FT4 is around the middle of the range (1.48 on your range), so you're way below that. T3 uptake, despite its name is not a measure of T3. T3 uptake is considered an obsolete test and of little value. FREE T3 should be ordered. Since it's rarely ordered any more, I have not idea about the subtleties of its interpretation.
Avatar n tn I still feel like something else is the cause (not sure why) I have been this weight for probably 4 years now, so it seems odd that it would just come out of the blue. For a while I actually thought it was diet beverages that were doing it to me as I had cut out all regular soda not too much before my problem started (though I tried cutting the diet drinks out and didnt feel any better). Do you think seeing a neurologist would be a waste of money / effort?
1358341 tn?1282213443 I had a very difficult choice to make: watching or not watching her dying. And I've choosen to stay with her till the end. What is the most difficult moment, is when we look at each other, in a cruel moment of suffering, and deeply wish to see each other tomorrow in a moment of interior everyday worry-less peace instead. But this day will never come.
Avatar n tn When I breathed in my inflamed chest would touch the inside of my rib cage causing the sharp pain. Obviously this is not an ideal situation, but it is not a heart condition. I have not experienced pain in my shoulder or leg, the only discomfort I get is when I push the centre of my chest. I also get the odd pain after a chest workout, which I am sure leads to these nuisance skipped beats.
Avatar n tn I've had all sorts of tests...PFT, ECG, cat scan of sinuses, allergy tests, scope...all have been normal, other than the typical allergies and mild sinusitis. My pulmonologist has been treating me for acid reflux (GI doctor agrees its reflux). This treatment hasnt done much and I've been on Nexium, Aciphex and Prilosec.
Avatar f tn Also a small cup of grated carrot taken every morning is said to be offensive to all kinds of parasites. There are a million ways to get rid of the adult worms inside you, but avoiding reinfection is the hard part.
429155 tn?1205676864 I am David aged 55 and employed as a postman/driver/sorter, well up until 38 months ago I had never been into hospital,well boy was that about to change.
Avatar f tn We could only get a total of 18 days inpatient and a total of 4 months outpatient covered by insurance and other available services. We thought she was doing well, and she of course, learned to hide it very well. If I hae learned anything from this whole horrible experience, addicts are devious, amazing liars. She managed to pull the wool over not only OUR eyes, but the outpatient counselors eyes as well!
Avatar f tn Now I've had one eye done, I get halos in that eye which apparently is reflections off the edge of the new lens. Could you expand on what type of relfection you see? Sounds like a good party trick! (Hey, you have to look on the bright side!).