Cinnamon Ocicat 21lbs
(London, ON Canada)
Just checking to see if a 21 lb desexed male Cinnamon Ocicat can lose some weight. He’s very active, with another male cat in the house. He eats 1/2 small can wet food per day with approx 1/3 cup of Nutrience dental formula dry food. He’s a big boy. He came to us at 3 yrs of age, already this weight. I don’t want him hungry all the time as he is very verbal and demanding. Help! I do have photos, just not on the computer.
Hi Pam, this is Michael..: I can understand your dilemma, my cat doesn’t eat much and is overweight (some would say obese but that is an ugly word! She is inactive, though). But your boy is active and eats what seems to be a normal amount (I feed a stray cat that eats 4+ sachets of food in one sitting! – more than my girlfriend in quantity). So if he eats properly and is active he shouldn’t be overweight – in theory.
Sometimes theory doesn’t fit fact. And sometimes I (personally) believe that cats do have their own body shape and natural weight. As humans we tend to want all our cats to be identical weighs and I wonder if, like humans, there should be a natural spectrum of weights. That said 21 lbs is big, as you say.
He seems content and so on. So I wonder whether he should be slimmed down (just a thought!). That said he may have a condition. But nearly all illness results in weight loss. If he is healthy (vet check?) then maybe his weight could be accepted? OK I’ve said my bit and got no answers. Over to someone else.