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Chaz Smith

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Hi! I'm new to this forum but have had my little sphynx for over a year now. He's a bit skinny so we're looking at maybe changing his food, however we've always been told by both the breeder and some places on the internet that sphynx were severely allergic to fish and can't have fish oil. However I've seen other people saying that they feed their sphynx meat and fish diet... Help?! And any tips on chucking up a skinny boy thanks guys..
 

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Not true. However, it's not good to feed a lot of fish to any cat.

Personally I feed a raw diet, but there are a lot of people here who feed different commercial foods that work wonderfully for their kitties!


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It could just be a blanket guideline, like avoiding chicken. They are avoided things because animals can easily come into contact with them, and become allergic before even feeding the food to them.
 

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I recently posted a fact that there is a very high % (40%) of cats that are overweight/obese. Did your vet have any feedback about their weight and did they feel your baby was overweight? A slim (not skinny) baby is healthiest. The pic you posted of your baby looks like a great healthy weight in my opinion. Many think their babies are not overweight but many vets feel that fat pad belly is a bit of a concern. If you feel your baby is truly underweight, leaving food out to graze helps.

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Not true. However, it's not good to feed a lot of fish to any cat.

Personally I feed a raw diet, but there are a lot of people here who feed different commercial foods that work wonderfully for their kitties!


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Thank you!
 

Chaz Smith

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I recently posted a fact that there is a very high % (40%) of cats that are overweight/obese. Did your vet have any feedback about their weight and did they feel your baby was overweight? A slim (not skinny) baby is healthiest. The pic you posted of your baby looks like a great healthy weight in my opinion. Many think their babies are not overweight but many vets feel that fat pad belly is a bit of a concern. If you feel your baby is truly underweight, leaving food out to graze helps.

Patti

Hes around 2.6kg (just under 6lbs) but he's a really small build as well.

Grazing doesn't work, he's a piggy and won't leave any food til it's all gone!
 

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Did you ever consider timer dishes where you can set them to open with a portioned amount of food at different times, or a slow feeding bowl?
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You can set with small amounts of food a couple of times a day.

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Or with slow feeder bowls you can put food in and due to the structure of the bowl it makes them eat slower.


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Chaz Smith

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Did you ever consider timer dishes where you can set them to open with a portioned amount of food at different times, or a slow feeding bowl?
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You can set with small amounts of food a couple of times a day.

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Or with slow feeder bowls you can put food in and due to the structure of the bowl it makes them eat slower.


patti

Good shout, I'll have a look in to those! Thanks
 

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We use the timer dishes for when we vacation or get home late. There are many high tech ones that you are even able to program from your smart phone. But I am old school with their dishes and prefer the cheap battery operated timer dishes, No worrying if we lose power etc. They are the cheapest on Amazon.

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Hi there!
I'm a little confused now. In your thread you wrote your boys is a bit skinny am I right? To make sure I don't make a mistake with my English: you mean he weighs too less? An not that he's overweight?
@Catzzzmeow gave a great suggestion about the bowls. Does this also help when a cat is too skinny?
 

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I'm pretty sure it's about being too skinny, that's how I read it. @Toa and Ross
That soup/glop recipie could help. I can't remember who posted about it... @Yoda mom i know you know a bunch about food, so maybe you referenced it..
 

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@Toa and Ross timer dishes help over weight and underweight cats. They mentioned that the cat gorges if dry food is left out, so having the dishes open throughout the day lets them eat more without the chance of eating too much and throwing it up same with the slow feeder ones. My feeling is if the cat is truly too thin it just needs more food, it certainly sounds hungry lol.

Patti
 
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