We have a large, fat cat who is extremely lazy and has been since he was neutered at 6 months. It was almost as if we brought home a different cat from the vet. He began urinating and defacating on everything, clothes, beds, chairs, etc. He stopped playing, became ornery and stopped covering up his feces when he did use the litter box.
He is now 10 years old, and lazy and used to love being outside as a kitten. Now we put him out and he meows to come back in. I can't let him run the house, as he urinates on whatever may be on the floor: area rug, shoe, under the Christmas tree when it is up. Naturally, he now has a life style that has made him gain an extraordinary amount of weight. I feel bad for him, as when he does run, his belly flops around from side to side.
Is there a special diet that could help him get back in shape? With dogs, I supplement with green beans and they run a treadmill or we walk. With this cat, I am just afraid he will have an early death, or health issues.
I know dogs well and have much experience with them, but with cats, I admit that I know nothing. Thanks for any suggestions.
He is your friend, partner, defender, your dog. You are his life, love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.
Personally I hate anything Hill's so I would suggest the Royal Canin. My cats have been eating the Royal Canin S/O because my cat Fox has urinary blockage issues and this food keeps him symptom free. He likes it, and even though it has sh*tty ingredients, he and Scully have done well on it for years now.
As far as anything else, I have no suggestions. My cats are overweight as well and it's not like you can physically exercise a cat like you can a dog.
Right now I am having the exact opposite problem with moomy cat. She is outdoors and has gotten so thin since she has been outside 24/7. I fattened her up real good for last winter and she has lost all that weight and looks entirely too skinny to me now. I have been thinking of putting her on kitten food to fatten her up again. Do you think that will work? She flat out refuses to eat anything thats made by any company other than Purina. I have tried feeding her quality foods but then she wont eat. So I have been feeding her Purina One and they don't make that in a kitten formula, or if they do, the stores around here don't carry it. So it's either Kitten Chow like she was being fed last summer when she had the kittens outside or Pro Plan kitten.