By the way, feed all of them a good high protein food like Royal Canin Indoor Light 40 or Innova Eva (50% protein) and the fat cat will get slimmer and more toned and the normal to skinny cats will not lose any weight. Even fat cat can safely graze without gaining on it.
thanks for the suggestions! i've just changed ah fat's food to royal canin light 40. the other two is still feeding on fit 32. my aha is already 15 years old and she doesn't seem to digest fit 32 quite well. i've bought a new pack of mature 27 for her and hope that will help to keep her healthy.
You are welcome. Have you had your 15 yo's teeth checked? It could be her teeth that are the problem. If the problem continues, you might think of switching or supplementing her to Avoderm canned food. I've had excellent luck with it and older cats (one lived to be 18.5 yo and was on it most of the last three years of his life but was allowed to graze on the dry.). Good luck with your kitties. I know too well what they come to mean to us.
Way cool that she has good teeth. I hope you checked for tartar build up as it can cause problems even with good teeth. Anyway, I hope some of my info is never needed but you might as well benefit from what I found out about kitties the hard way.
Yes, unless you think you can scale her teeth yourself but it is usually better done under anesthesia. I'm not a proponent of just cleaning teeth on older cats because of what the anesthesia can do to their system, particularly their kidneys, unless they have evidence of gum inflammation. If her gums are red and puffy around her teeth, she might need a serious cleaning. If they are nice and light pink and tight against the teeth, then she probably doesn't. Try giving her, and all your cats, one of the tartar control treats. My cat burned out on the NutroMax ones, and the Greenies, but still eats the Whiskas ones in three of the flavors. You only give about 10 little pieces twice a day so it really doesn't effect their diet.
we give him less food than what he used to have when in former owner's house. but he almost always steal from the other two cats' food plate. we try hard to stop him from doing that but he's clever enough to continue doing that while we were all not looking. other than that he exercises just as much as any normal cat. he hardly sleeps at night, lurking around in the dark and wreaking havoc. hmm.
A good idea that a friend of mine did, is feed all of the cats during a certain time of the day when you can sit down and keep an eye on them. In the morning and evening is best. My mom had to do it for our dog too. Her female Poodle got overweight so we did that for her. ooh and don't forget to play with him! Getting one of those electronic mouse toys that moves around is GREAT exercise!! he's such a CUTE kitty by the way!