First we tried Hills Science Diet because my vet sells it. The only problem is I wouldn't eat it. Socks and Arty enjoyed it though. But then they don't need to lose weight.
Next we tried Iams® ProActive Health™ Adult Indoor™ Weight & Hairball Care, and guess what I actually like it.
Easily digested Iams ProActive Weight & Hairball Care is formulated to meet the unique needs of indoor cats. It's made with 10% less fat than Original formulas. Fewer calories in combination with fat-burning L-Carnitine, and a special blend of carbohydrates that keep pets feeling full, enables heavy cats to gradually return to a healthier weight. Whole grains, beets and rice support a healthy digestive system, and help reduce hairballs and litter-box odors.
Mommy loves the fact that I am more active then I have been in a long time. I also seem happier and spend more time with my family instead of sleeping in the Master Bedroom. Mommy says it looks as if I have lost weight but we won't know for sure until I go to the vet and get weighed, paws crossed the scales have shown some weight loss. Cats should not lose more than 1% to 1.5% of initial weight per week., so losing all the weight I need to will be a slow process. We don't want to risk other health problems by restricting my diet too much.
Mommy has never had an overweight cat before so this is a learning experience for us. We suspect that part of the problem is genetic in that I probably have the genes to be a large cat and that I got depressed after Charybdis died and was less active then usual. The pounds just gradually added up and I went from being a slightly overweight cat to being an obese cat that spent most of her time sleeping in the Master Bedroom. Mommy is so happy I am playing more and coming out of the bedroom to spend time wherever the parents are. Arty's disappearance created a setback as Socks will not play with me and I do not like to play by myself.
Socks was the week 5 feline winner of Iams Play Young Stay Young Contest so he will be eating Iams too. He is going to be eating Iams® ProActive Health™ Senior Plus.
And we were very happy to discover that our local PetSmart is now carrying Eukanuba. Fenris is getting to enjoy it as we had a coupon for a free bag. Eukanuba is kinda out of our price range, but Fenris really enjoyed it when he took the Eukanuba 28-Day Challenge.so Mommy was happy she could get him another bag.
Please drop by Brian's and see if you can help Camila find a home. Even if you can't adopt her or foster her if you can share maybe the right person will see Camila and come forward.