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Weight control for my chubby boy

AndrewLichwala

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My male pickles has always been a big cat but I weighed him today and he is 16 lbs. I know it’s too big for a cat so I need advice for weight loss. I have another cat who is about ten lbs. my little guy Ralph loves his dry food and doesn’t eat much wet food and my big guy Pickles loves wet food

I have been feeding them one can of wet food each per day and they have access to dry food at all times. I don’t want to take away the dry food because my little guy loves it but I fear it’s contributing to Pickles weight gain.
 

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Sheldon13

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Unfortunately, I think the best thing to do in these instances is feed separately.


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Once they are a year old you can stop free feeding....we have had success micro managing our crew. We give ours exaction portions and it keeps them in check..we watch them eat once in morning and once at night. We have to chase the hungry scoundrels away from the other’s bowls some times lol. It is very hard when a cat is food obsessed they will cry and make you feel like you are depriving them. Stay consistent and don’t give in, they eventually get the new routine. Cats depends on us to feed them and the amount they get is our doing. Kudos to you for knowing you need to keep weight down. I always ask our vet what is the ideal weight for each of ours...our biggest boy’s ideal weight is 10 pounds which is pretty good standard for most males of this breed.
 
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