Weight Management

Cats and Carbs

Cats and Carbs

We read a lot about “carbs” and how much you should have in your diet. We also see lots of fad diets promoting “low carb”, or “high carb” come and go. It’s hard to keep track of how much carbohydrates is good in your diet.   It’s even harder for o... »

How Much Should I Feed My Cat: Daily Calorie Needs

How Much Should I Feed My Cat: Daily Calorie Needs

Pet obesity is a major problem in the U.S. According to the 2013 survey conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), almost 53% of dogs and 58% of cats in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Perhaps even worse, 17% of all dogs and a whopping 26% of all cats are considered obese. Stu... »

Steps to Keep your Cat Lean and Healthy

Steps to Keep your Cat Lean and Healthy

Part 2 in our Pet Obesity Awareness Series   October 8th was Pet Obesity Awareness Day. We wrote a post that presented some of the high costs of having an overweight or obese cat. Today we outline some steps to keep your cat lean and healthy.   The decisions that you make about your cat’s ... »

Pet Obesity: The Cost of Having an Overweight Cat

Pet Obesity: The Cost of Having an Overweight Cat

Tomorrow is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day. This day was created by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) to help raise awareness of both the seriousness of and the magnitude of the pet obesity problem we have in the U.S. Pet obesity is a major problem in the U.S. According to the 20... »

Does Dry Cat Food Really Cause Feline Diabetes? Part 1

Does Dry Cat Food Really Cause Feline Diabetes? Part 1

Guest Post from Lorie Huston from Pet Health Care Gazette.   Part 1 of a two-part article. The link between food and feline diabetes is a subject that we’ve talked about before but it keeps coming up so I think it’s a good idea to revisit the subject.   One of the concerns surrounding dry ... »

Bert – The Slimmed Down Version

Bert – The Slimmed Down Version

Guest Post: Emma, MyGBGV Life   Life with Bert is never dull and when it comes to food and his weight, it is a 24/7/365 battle. Bert is obsessed with eating. The cat doesn’t even bother chewing, if possible he just swallows his food so he can eat faster. He not only steals from the other cat, h... »

Cats and Dogs: Mixed Species Households and Weight Control

Cats and Dogs: Mixed Species Households and Weight Control

Guest Post from Maggie Marton author of OhMyDogBlog.com.   Part 2: The Story of Newt. Read Part 1 here.   Before Newt, neither my husband John nor I had ever had a cat. Between the two of us, our cat knowledge was zilch. Everything with Newt was a learning experience, but none more so than... »

My Cats are Fat, Picky and Addicted to Kitty Crack

My Cats are Fat, Picky and Addicted to Kitty Crack

Guest post by Kimberly Gauthier from Keep The Tail Wagging.   I’m a dog mom. I talk “dog” so much that many people don’t know that I have cats too.   Jaffrey and Cosmo. They’re 11 and 9 this summer and the easiest cats in the world. The only thing they demand is a daily ear, be... »

Fat Cats: Questions and Answers for Getting Your Tubby Tabby Back into Shape

Fat Cats: Questions and Answers for Getting Your Tubby Tabby Back into Shape

Are you one of those cat owners who has let their cat get fat? We know it’s hard to exercise a cat, most of them won’t go play fetch with you or for a run in the park. But there are ways to exercise your cat. Visit your local pet store and you will see tons of different cat toys – ... »

Dear Tabby: Helping Bert

Dear Tabby: Helping Bert

Over at SlimDoggy we have Dear Labby for all our food, fitness, training and weight management questions. Here at SlimKitty, we have Dear Tabby to provide the same advice, from a cat’s point of view. Dear Tabby’s first challenge is to provide some weight management tips to Bert, our food... »