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Sun May 20, 2012, 03:33 PM

Is my cat Charlotte getting fat?

Last edited Sun May 20, 2012, 04:32 PM - Edit history (1)

This is Charlotte when I first got her, 3 years ago:



And this picture was just taken 5 minutes ago:



Is she getting too fat?

I'm not sure.

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Reply Is my cat Charlotte getting fat? (Original post)
Archae May 2012 OP
NYC_SKP May 2012 #1
pacalo May 2012 #12
La Lioness Priyanka May 2012 #2
Archae May 2012 #3
La Lioness Priyanka May 2012 #4
Archae May 2012 #7
La Lioness Priyanka May 2012 #10
meow2u3 May 2012 #20
WillParkinson May 2012 #5
LoveMyCali May 2012 #6
Liberal Veteran May 2012 #8
kaiden May 2012 #9
HopeHoops May 2012 #11
WhoIsNumberNone May 2012 #13
bigwillq May 2012 #14
The Velveteen Ocelot May 2012 #15
crunch60 May 2012 #22
pstokely May 2012 #16
Rhiannon12866 May 2012 #17
Brigid May 2012 #18
The Velveteen Ocelot May 2012 #19
TheCruces May 2012 #21
davsand May 2012 #23
yellowcanine May 2012 #24
Arkansas Granny May 2012 #25
soccer1 May 2012 #26
jp11 May 2012 #27

Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2012, 03:40 PM

1. Yes, your cat Charlotte I getting fat!

Are you missing any children or medium-size appliances?



Please take a small-child and medium-size appliance count.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Sun May 20, 2012, 10:10 PM

12. Hahaaa!


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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2012, 03:40 PM

2. honestly she seems a little fat

what are you feeding her?

(umm dont tell her i said so, we dont want a low self esteem kitty)

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Reply #2)

Sun May 20, 2012, 03:59 PM

3. I buy whatever cat food is on sale.

Right now it's "Kit and Kaboodle."

Except Lucky isn't fat.

She's the same size she's always been.

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Response to Archae (Reply #3)

Sun May 20, 2012, 04:07 PM

4. i just realized what you said. another cat of yours isnt fat whilst eating the same food?

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Reply #4)

Sun May 20, 2012, 04:33 PM

7. Exactly.

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Response to Archae (Reply #7)

Sun May 20, 2012, 07:41 PM

10. yeah, we fed cokie and kitty the same food

but cokie got obese and kitty didn't. i stopped giving them dry food. that helped a bit

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Response to Archae (Reply #3)

Tue May 22, 2012, 07:21 PM

20. I fed my cats Kit and Kaboodle and they balloned

Now I bought them Friskies Indoor and I'm confident they'll lose the weight they put on because of the K & K.

Speaking of Kit and Kaboodle, here's my new slogan:
Kit'n'Kaboodle: for the wannabe 1%er fat cat in you

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2012, 04:12 PM

5. We have a cat in the same condition...

Might I suggest a trip to the vet, just to be sure that everything is OK?

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2012, 04:23 PM

6. I'm not a good one to ask

The kitten I took in last summer was so tiny I always call her Little Bit, now I call her Little Bit chubby. I always try to make excuses for her saying spayed females often have saggy little bellies but in all honesty, she's kind of chubby but she's active happy and certainly not obese so I don't see any problem with it, her hopes of a career as a Sports Illustrates Swimsuit Model may be over but she's happy.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2012, 05:18 PM

8. Only one way to be sure....

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2012, 05:24 PM

9. Tell her she needs to make the bed.

Every little bit of exercise helps.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2012, 07:47 PM

11. Not yet. Give it a couple years and then "yes".

 

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2012, 10:14 PM

13. It's pretty common for cats to put on weight as they get older

This is especially true of females after they're spayed.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2012, 10:21 PM

14. looks like she is, yes.

But could be the angle in the photo.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2012, 10:33 PM

15. She does look a bit porky.

How much does she weigh?

You might start feeding her canned cat food - there's a lot of carbs in the dry stuff and it tends to make them fat. Cats shouldn't be eating corn anyhow.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #15)

Wed May 23, 2012, 01:58 AM

22. Iams is a great brand of dry cat food. My vet told me a little wet food is good as well, because it

 

helps dilute the kitties urine. Male cats especially, have a problem with blockage as they get older.
Iams is also lower in ash content than other brands, that's a good thing.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 05:23 AM

16. Is she giving $ to the GOP?

nt

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 06:17 AM

17. Well, yes, she is heavier, but she's still very pretty.

I'd ask your vet if she's at a healthy weight. And I'm not one to ask, either. My vet said that my dog wasn't "obese," but he could stand to lose "a couple of pounds." He's a toy breed...

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 09:35 AM

18. Charlotte does look a bit portly.

Take her to a vet for a professional opinion.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 06:12 PM

19. If you rub your hands gently along her sides,

can you feel her ribs, and if you look at her from above when she's standing up, can you see her body narrow at all (her "waist")? If so, she's not too fat (this is how the vet explained it to me). (On the basis of these criteria I have one not-fat cat and two who aren't obese but could stand to trim down a bit.)

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 01:14 AM

21. Yeah, she definitely needs a diet

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 09:11 AM

23. I am probably the wrong one to ask.

Chaucer's vet put him on diet cat food this last fall. He's a really big cat to begin with, and when he hit the portly stage he was up around 17 pounds which I agreed was too much for a healthy cat to weigh.

He eats his weight loss food quite happily and he has lost a pound or so in the last 6 months. I think he plays more now than he used to--but he's TEN and he tends to be a lazy sluggo most of the time anyway.



Laura

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 10:34 AM

24. No she is just big boned.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 11:37 AM

25. She looks like she has put on a few pounds. I'd consider cutting back on her groceries a bit.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 09:22 PM

26. Pleasingly plump.....I would say.

Charlotte is a very pretty cat, but probably overweight. Your vet could tell you if she's overweight and how to cut back on her food. According to my vet, overweight cats (and dogs) are prone to developing diabetes. So I'd check with your vet about her weight management.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 10:11 PM

27. Yeah.

My cat got fat when I let him have too much, food always in the dish, I cut it back and he slimmed down. Now I put the same amount in the dish at regular times and no food at night.













*Warning fat kitty may showup on your bed when she becomes hungry attempting to steal your soul as you sleep or wake you and show you how much she loves you while saying "feed me more human".

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