Discussion in 'suburban75' started by Mation, Oct 18, 2013.
We have moved the dry food dish into the living room in an attempt to stop feeding the interloping tabby. We are hoping he won't be so brave as to come that far in the house
The face of forbearance
forbearance it certainly is
Missy has started eating and drinking like a machine. I haven't noticed any weight being put on, I just hope she's not got something wrong.
Get her checked for worms. That could explain why she's eating a lot without weight gain. I hope there's nothing wrong too. Let us know, and good luck.
Get her thyroid checked as well.
Found Dylan chowing down on a neighbour's bowl of food they'd left outside for their tabby. Can't really be mad at him for that though, if they will leave cat food out in a neighbourhood full of cats!
Molly was like that. She was diagnosed diabetic.
Back at my parents for a few days and their cat Kitty has missed me. I'm her favourite (well, she claws me less than other other people)
She had bone cancer just before Christmas so had to have one of her back legs amputated
Because she doesn't get as much exercise any more, and her whole life consists of moving from the bedroom to the front room to eat prawns on the sofa with my dad, she is now what the professionals call 'a right fat sod'
Thanks everyone. She's due for her quarterly worming pill this week, which I can hopefully sufficiently mix with tuna such that she actually eats it.
i fully expect i'm stating the bleeding obvious here, but have you tried a gentle hint or two that maybe if kitty is not no longer quite so active, then maybe a slightly lower food intake might be an idea? and mentioned that overweight kitties - like overweight hoomans - are more at risk of joint problems (and having a leg missing will probably already be causing more strain on the remaining legs), diabetes, heart disease and so on?
mog that lived with me and (then) partner some years ago was a mega-mog (although he was a six dinner sid so not a great deal we could do about it and he'd have kicked the door down if we'd tried to keep him in) - he died of a heart attack in what's really only middle age for a domestic kitty these days
Good advice - I have 1 with arthritis in his hind leg joints (all my boys are 12 now so starting to get on a bit), and I have to be more wary about what and how much he is eating than I did when he was younger and bouncing off the walls. I mean he still has moments where he is bouncing off the walls, but he is generally slowing down a bit and doesn't require as many calories these days.
I also try to do gentle exercise with him, with a wand-toy type thing, and games of fetch, to keep him active. Nothing too strenuous, just stuff to give him some gentle exercise.
We were warned when adopting our three legged cat Reba that we would have to keep an eye on her weight as the imbalance combined with being overweight could lead to joint problems. We put a medical "do not feed" collar on her as I'm sure there's a neighbour around who feeds/steals cats (our last semi feral one still turns up on the odd weekend I guess they go away.)
Also - I don't know if cat metabolisms process the stuff differently, but I was shocked and appalled to be told that prawns & shrimp (which I'd always seen as a relatively low-calorie healthy option) are really high in cholesterol (so appalled I checked it out to find to my horror it's true) . Maybe that's not even relevant to cat digestions - so binka's parents' Kitty can eat all the prawns she wants - but it may be another reason to restrict her eating a bit more ... a fat tripod cat with very high cholesterol might be at much higher risk for diabetes, which is a pain (for cat & people) to manage. Prawns are people food!
Had a look round the cat colony where my two originate from. Armed with a 30g bag of Dreamies these two turned up.
Spot sasha's nose
Gravity feeder was empty and bowls bone dry. Off to call cpl and back down with some water.
Yes, your cat will have you believe it's all the fault of those terrible neighbours.
at hungry kittehs
and at you for looking after them
Not our cat anymore, hence why I get annoyed with whoever it is just turfing it out when they go away. If you are going to feed/steal a cat then you have to take responsibility.
The infuriating woman from Durham cpl said its nowt to do with them anymore! Yet continued a lecture about feral cats and how the college are cutting their food back to encourage rabbit and rat killing. Told her two of them followed me home and I now look after them and have done for a while. That's terrible you know, cruel that I have them and must be yowling to get out. They sniff the air and refuse to go out if its even threatening rain .
She did agree that they should have fresh water but it's nothing to do with her again
Anyway, they've been fed a few tins of gourmet gold and fresh water. Back again tomorrow with some more, the cpl can fuck right off now.
I think the worming pill might have done the trick, as the heavy eating has subsided somewhat. I'll keep tabs on it though.
. He's busy looking innocent. I am *very* suspicious
Awww, what beautiful blue eyes!
He's a complete supermodel. And he knows it- he arranges himself in the front window so the whole street can admire him
So now we think the tabby that has been stealing food is actually sleeping in the cat box we keep in the hallway overnight. No idea if he has a home or not, but I don't want a freeloading lodger, so I am buying another chip reader cat flap.
he's not napping, he's in a comma..
He reminds me of a ballerina, the way his foot sticks out!
I'm at a friend's with a contended cat in my lap
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