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Do you have a Fat Cat? Is his health worrying you? It should. Find out why at Fat Cat - Thin!

Updated on January 30, 2013

Welcome to Fat Cat Thin! Get your cat healthy with cat diet and cat exercise.

Hi.  Welcome to my Fat cat thin lens.  It is designed to give you all you need to keep your cat healthy by understanding cat diet and cat exercise needs. !! There is great danger of illness in cats if you do not keep them healthy they can die. Like humans they will suffer if they are fat. It is sometimes difficult especially with cats and especially if your cat wont go outside if it is afraid.

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Keeping your cat healthy with cat diet and weight loss

Keeping your cat healthy

Cats give us a lot and they deserve the best in return, yet sometimes the best isn't healthy. So how do you spoil your cat rotten and still keep it healthy. I am not a vet or anything, just an owner of a loving cat who, like many of us fights to keep her weight down. Sometimes she succeeds and sometimes I fail her. Hopefully some things in this lens will help keep your cat fit and healthy. Even if you cat is thin it doesn't hurt to check on exercise and nutrition.

Please Feed Me - I'm Starving

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hungry cat

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RESIST - Its all a well rehearsed act!

If you love your cat you must resist. This is why.

Someone once said that cats only eat what they need. This has been a belief of mine for many years. It was a shock to find that cats do in fact stuff themselves. Every time I went into the kitchen my cat followed crying. So I fed her. In addition to that if I ate, she sat looking up at me like the cat above. So I fed her treats, nothing fancy just chicken etc.

This resulted in a very heavy cat!

I learnt my lesson - but my cat was still heavy.

So if you love your cat don't buy the I'm starving look, its a well practiced act to manipulate you.

Please note though that if you have an older cat they may not be able to cope with a whole pouch at once and you may have to feed them little and often. If in doubt ask your vet.

Exercise is Fun! - Cats Love to play

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cat playing

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If your cat isn't moving enough then there's a good chance they are overweight or unhealthy. Cats like us need exercise, unlike us they can't make a conscious choice, so we have to make it for them. Cats are difficult as if they don't want to exercise, they won't. So get a mixture of cat toys to give them variety and make it sun. Some toys will work others wont. Cats are fussy too, so sometimes they change what they like?

Remember cats are naturally designed to short chase and pounce so if you can encourage their natural behaviour you stand a better chance. Also, you have a better relationship with your pet if you fulfil its needs

Tips to Help Your Cat Slim

  1. Regulate food
  2. Don't over do treats or cut them out
  3. Keep track of their weight loss
  4. Join a Vet Health or slimming club for pets as they can help you and advise you on what to do and your cats progress so that you know that you are doing what is best for your cat and they are not losing too much weight or that you are not under-feeding them.

Cat Eating

Cats need to eat!

But they dont need a treat

OK a bit corny but its true. The food selected here is very good quality cat food. Im not a vet or anything but am an expert on a very fat cat (sorry Masie!) who is now slimmish. Using other methods quite simply didn't work, normal cat food was too fattening. Both Hills and Royal Canin do very good diet products to help lower and maintain your cats weight. They are complete foods as well so you know they will help keep your cat healthy. My vet uses both of these products. My cat lost more weight on Canin than Hills but its just what suits your cat. Remember to build up any new food gradually.

If your cat is a serious case get your vets advice. They might do a pet weight club (yes really!) mine do. Your cat gets weighed in by a nurse each month and they advise you on food and exercise etc. Also, your vet can prescribe special food diets that you can only get through them if necessary.

Always Check With Your Vet

This lens is a guide only you should always consult with your vet about food and health. Your cat may have an unknown health issue that needs to be sorted. Or you may give it the wrong nutrition and do more damage.

They will be able to help you and guide you and many vets have clubs you can join to help your pet stay healthy.

Cat Weight Maintenance - Now they are slim

What to do now your cat is slim?

Maintenance programmes. It happens to all dieters - that special time when goal weight is reached. What to do now!

  1. Do not slip back into old habbits
  2. Regular health checks with your vet
  3. You may need to change their food if they have been on a diet food. Your vet can advise you on this.
  4. Stay in the health club
  5. Regular Weight Checks
  6. A game of pounce a day keeps the vet away!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My cat is underweight, I switched to natures instinct with freeze dried chicken pieces and she has lost weight, she didn't need to. If you have overweight Cat this food is the answer, they will love It. My Cat was thin already so I shouldn't have switched to this.

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      Fay 5 years ago from Cornwall, UK

      @anonymous: That is very difficult to say without knowing her/him. There are some breeds of cat like the Maine Coon cat that can be between 9-12 lb, but for most domestic moggies or smaller breeds I would say it is too much. The best thing to do is to go to your local vet and get her/him weighed in in a cat health club and get a professional opinion as they will advise you on food types, quantities and a diet plan if required etc that are specific to your cats needs.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      my cat is 3 years old and 12 lbs is that normal? plz help :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love your page. Blessed!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      wow great my cat needs it!!! this is the first site i found that relates to my cat!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      wow great my cat needs it!!! this is the first site i found that relates to my cat!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Thumbs up!

      Great lens... very informative. Thanks for the good read.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      My cat attacks me if I don't feed him when his plate is empty!!

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      ywperjjl 9 years ago

      Its a good lens and informative.

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      Robin S 9 years ago from USA

      I've got a fat cat who stuffs himself...Thank you for some great advice!