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Cat Food Fairytales: A Completely Untrue Story about Canned Food

Cat Food Fairytales: A Completely Untrue Story about Canned Food

Today’s guest post is from Denise van Lent, a Dutch biologist specializing in feline behavior.   Every day I am confronted with the feeding habits of cat owners while I offer consultations about weight loss. A weight loss plan always includes advice about what and how to feed your cat so ... »

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 Many Calories Does My Cat Need?

How Many Calories Does My Cat Need?

Over 57% of cats in the US are overweight or obese. That’s a lot of cats carrying around extra weight and living shorter lives as a result. Taking weight off dogs is a little simpler than cats because you can exercise dogs more easily. It’s not too often you see someone running or hiking... »

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... »

Can Automatic Cat Feeders Help Your Cat Lose Weight?

Can Automatic Cat Feeders Help Your Cat Lose Weight?

Guest Post from: Dr.Eloise Bright   Currently there is some amazing technology available to help with pet care. Today Dr. Eloise Bright from Love That Pet discusses whether an automatic pet feeder can help those cats struggling with their growing waistline.   As a vet I have my concerns ab... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

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... »