Cat Weight Loss Specialist Beaumont TX

Like their tubby human counterparts, cats gain weight because of lack of exercise and a poor diet, and those extra pounds can lead to diabetes, liver disease, heart and renal failure, and arthritis.

Dowlen Road Veterinary Ctr
(409) 860-4386
2396 Dowlen Rd
Beaumont, TX

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Custer, Lamon, Dvm - Dowlen Road Veterinary Ctr
(409) 860-4386
2396 Dowlen Rd
Beaumont, TX

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Fannett Veterinary Clinic
(409) 794-2712
18573 Fm 365 Rd
Beaumont, TX

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Sour Lake Veterinary Clinic
(409) 287-2288
1160 Highway 326 S
Sour Lake, TX

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Wilcox Veterinary Clinic
(409) 962-9668
3548 E Parkway St
Groves, TX

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Delaware Animal Clinic
(409) 892-2821
4010 Delaware St
Beaumont, TX

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Seymour, Scott A, Dvm - Beaumont West Animal Care
(409) 866-9900
1725 N Major Dr
Beaumont, TX

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Countryside Veterinary Clinic
(409) 755-7216
380 N L H S Dr
Lumberton, TX

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Silsbee Animal Clinic
(409) 385-6588
7729 Fm 1122
Silsbee, TX

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Medallion Animal Clinic
(469) 526-7213
902 Medallion Shopping Ctr
Dallas , TX
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
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Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

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Time to Put Kitty on a Diet?

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By Nora Simmons

We laugh about our fat cats, but it’s no joke that 45 percent of cats in the US are overweight or obese, and that the incidence of feline diabetes has increased fivefold in the last 30 years. Like their tubby human counterparts, cats gain weight because of lack of exercise and a poor diet, and those extra pounds can lead to diabetes, liver disease, heart and renal failure, and arthritis. Help your flabby feline lose weight and keep it off with this diet plan from Regina Schwabe, DVM, of Pamplin Animal Wellness Services in Pamplin, Virginia.

1. Before putting your puss on a diet, have your vet test his kidney, liver, and thyroid functions.

2. Ditch the dry food, which is too high in carbs for cats, and think the “Catkins” diet: 40 percent to 45 percent protein, 40 percent to 45 percent fat, and only 3 percent to 5 percent carbs. A high-quality canned or raw food is best, but make the change slowly because if Garfield goes on a hunger strike, he can quickly develop feline fatty-liver syndrome, which can be deadly.

3. Feed him about 2 percent of his body weight in three to four small daily meals, and provide plenty of fresh water.

4. Get him off his rump as much as possible. “One strategy,” says Schwabe, “is to place the food in several small dishes scattered about the house to encourage searching behavior.”

Author: Nora Simmons

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