Cat Weight Loss Specialist Huntington IN

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.

Westside Animal Hospital
(260) 255-6986
4550 Illinois Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN
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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
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Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Village Animal Hospital
(260) 356-6308
225 Hauenstein Rd
Huntington, IN

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Aboite Animal Clinic & House Call Practice
(260) 432-5525
4142 Covington Road
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Hahn DVM
(260) 432-9358
9329 Blue Ash Ct
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Trapp, Abigail, Dvm - Westside Animal Hospital
(260) 432-1542
4550 Illinois Rd
Fort Wayne, IN

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Honegger Animal Clinic
(260) 255-6932
420 N Jefferson St
Ossian, IN
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery

Houghton, Janet, Dvm - Village Animal Hospital
(260) 356-6308
225 Hauenstein Rd
Huntington, IN

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Makowski, Patricia R, Dvm - Honegger Animal Clinic
(260) 622-4186
420 N Jefferson St
Ossian, IN

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Koesters, Brian, Dvm - Aboite Animal Hospital Ltd
(260) 432-9581
7711 Illinois Rd
Fort Wayne, IN

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Chobot, Kathryn, Dvm - Line Street Veterinary Hosp
(260) 244-5626
520 N Line St
Columbia City, IN

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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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