So I finally took the boys in to the Vet a few weeks ago. I had been getting those reminder cards in the mail for several months, and finally made the appointment.
Reggie weighs a svelte 7.9 pounds, but Marley now weighs in at almost 11 pounds! I have no idea how that happened, I guess middle age is hitting him (he turned 6 in July).
So the vet told me that it is easier for cats to lose weight on WET food, which I didn't know. Problem is, Marley isn't a big fan of wet food. He usually licks the juices off, and that's it, whereas Reggie grazes on wet food, but eventually finishes it all gone. The vet said that the wet food keeps them fuller longer, makes sense I guess, so I thought I'd give it a try. Along with giving Marley more wet food, I also cut down on the amount of dry food I leave out during the day. (Sphynx cats graze all day long because their metabolism is a lot faster than other cats and they need to eat in order to keep warm).
Well, my good friend Chewy.com sent us some Merrick Purrfect Bistro to try, and surprisingly Marley took to it more than other wet food I've previously tried; it is the pate style, which both boys like, and had just enough juices to get Marley's attention and he even ate most of it too!
Marley has been giving me those strange meows, probably because he isn't getting as much dry food, but sorry cat, you need to lose weight!
Here is a photo of Marley from a photo shoot he did earlier in 2013, as you can see, the "pooch" needs to go! (Poor Marley, he's probably going to hate me for sharing this photo!)
If you haven't discovered Chewy.com yet, get on it! Super fast shipping and great variety of brands! After all, it gets delivered right to your front door. I don't know about you, but I hate it when I get home from work only to discover I'm out of cat food and have to run out to get some!
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