Cat Weight Loss Specialist Cortland NY

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.

Fountain House Veterinary Clnc
(607) 398-0923
2737 Slaterville Rd
Slaterville Spgs, NY
Hours
Monday 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Equine Vet, Exotic Animal Vet, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Large Animal Vet, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Danny W. Scott, DVM
(607) 253-3060
College of Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, NY
 
William H. Miller
(607) 253-3038
CPC: C3-516
Ithaca, NY
 
Crossroads Veterinary Clinic
(607) 756-4240
390 Tompkins St
Cortland, NY

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Adana Veterinary Clinic
(607) 844-4042
87 Brooklyn Rd
Freeville, NY

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Cayuga Pet Hospital
(607) 233-4400
2442 North Triphammer Rd
Ithaca, NY
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 - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Declawing, Exotic Animal Vet, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Jeanine Peters Kennedy
(607) 253-3319
College of Veterinary Medicine Section of Pathology, S2-121
Ithaca, NY
 
Cortland Veterinary Hospital
(607) 756-5659
4056 West Rd
Cortland, NY

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Homer Animal Clinic
(607) 749-7223
66 N West St
Homer, NY

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Collins, Brian G, Dvm - Colonial Veterinary Hospital
(607) 257-3650
2369 N Triphammer Rd
Ithaca, NY

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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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