Originally Posted by amandie
Well, your sister's cat could have a thyroid problem. My boyfriend's cat, Krissy, is also overweight, he feeds her Science Diet Adult Light food and Krissy is still the same weight even with cutting back on food. She gets hungry all the time. I do free-feeding sometimes with mine when I know no one will be home for a while but my cats seem to do okay as they are normal weights. I would suggest her to take it to the vet if she can to be sure the cat is okay. As for special diets and stuff like that, I don't know.
Usually cats with a big space can get good exercise, does your sister have (a) cat tree(s) of some sort? My boyfriend puts Krissy's food on top of the cat tree to "force" her to get some exercise.
Now this post makes me worry about what I'm gonna do once the boyfriend and the cat comes to live with me and mine with the food issues and etc since I feed mine with Purina Urinary Health (male cat had UTI a while back so he has to eat that forever.)
PS is your grandmother's cat also overweight?? I have no suggestions since both don't have time to watch them eat so..
thanks for replying, nope my grandmothers cat is normal weight, i didnt know cats could have thyroid problems.. i think she took him to the vet once about it and she switched to a different type of food, and also reduced the soft food and added more hard food instead.
hmm.. no she doesnt have a cat tree , but the cats like jumping up on the window sill, and the house has a lot of steps, the fat cat likes the attic so it has to climp the main steps then steps to the attic to get there.. but i get so scared when it goes down the steps.. omg
it goes down the steps side ways...
also there are steps to the basement and sometimes he goes down there..
he likes bothering my grandmothers cat.. so you would think he would get exercise that way ..
but we have not seen any change in his weight maybe it is a thyroid problem