Cat Weight Loss Specialist Chambersburg PA

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.

Shippensburg Animal Hospital
(717) 496-4658
93 Walnut Bottom Rd
Shippensburg, PA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Equine Vet, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Large Animal Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Mercersburg Veterinary Clinic
(717) 389-3414
293 Landis Dr
Mercersburg, PA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Equine Vet, Large Animal Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Weeks, Noelle, Dvm - Mt Rock Animal Hospital
(717) 532-8599
7473 Molly Pitcher Hwy
Shippensburg, PA

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B & B Grooming Center
(717) 597-4781
3045 Coldsmith Road
Greencastle, PA
 
Martin, Brian, Dvm - Franklin Veterinary Assoc
(717) 597-7711
2380 Buchanan Trl W
Greencastle, PA

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Mount Rock Animal Hospital
(717) 431-1813
7473 Molly Pitcher Hwy.
Shippensburg, PA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Equine Vet, Large Animal Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Barnard, Jennifer, Dvm - Shippensburg Animal Hospital
(717) 532-5413
93 Walnut Bottom Rd
Shippensburg, PA

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Pinney, Chris A, Dvm - Mt Rock Animal Hospital
(717) 532-8599
7473 Molly Pitcher Hwy
Shippensburg, PA

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Franklin Veterinary Assoc
(717) 597-7711
2380 Buchanan Trl W
Greencastle, PA

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Groomingdales of Greencastle
(717) 597-0215
27 S. Carlisle St
Greencastle, PA
 
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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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