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Diets to Help Your Skinny Cat Gain Weight

Obesity problems are seen in about 25 percent of all cats. There are many who are considered underweight and do not have the attention they need to help save them and live happier, healthier lives. There is a lot of information on how to get your cat overweight to lose weight, but there is information on how to help your lean cat friends. Keeping your lean cat food will not make them fat.

One way to determine if your cat is too thin is to see their ribs or to feel their ribs easily when you tap them. You may not see or feel any fat in their stomachs. If you suspect he is too thin then it is important to take them to the vet to get the correct diagnosis. You may have too many cats in your home and this may not be enough to eat or there may be medical reasons underlying this condition. One of the most common causes of cats may be overweight is parasites, cancer, or hypothyroidism.

When changing your patient's diet, it is important that the change is gradual and not sudden. Any sudden change in diet can irritate your cat's digestive system causing other health-related problems. She cannot lose weight if she has chronic diarrhea or vomiting after every meal. To reduce vomiting when changing your cat's diet, give it periodically to get rid of all the dead fur they will temporarily notice. Hair balls can cause constipation and can cause them to vomit more frequently.

When changing your cat's diet, start by converting about a quarter or less of their regular food to a higher calorie diet for several consecutive days. Gradually increase this amount for 7 to 10 days until your cat eats only high calorie foods. Talk to your cat veterinarian about the best cat food that will help your cat gain some weight without any major disruption to your cat's health.

If your cat is a picky eater, see if some of their favorite flavors or types of cat food come in the form of kittens. Cat food usually has more calories than adult cat food like canned cat food. Cats can have more calories because of their higher fat content. This may be another way to help fatten your thin cat. The only problem with canned cat food is that it can be damaged quickly. If you choose to go this route to fatten your cat, use a smaller can or half of the normal size to feed your cat and cool anything that is not provided to your cat at meal time. Discard the canned cat food after 12 hours because it will start to spoil. Another alternative is to feed a cat cat or some type of canned fish such as tuna.


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