Cat Weight Loss Specialist Narragansett RI

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.

VCA Turco Animal Hospital
(401) 326-2673
3 Ashaway Road
Westerly, RI
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Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

West Shore Animal Clinic
(401) 384-0983
2500 West Shore Road
Warwick, RI
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New Patients Welcome!
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Declawing, Exotic Animal Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery

South Bay Veterinary Clinic
(401) 783-5250
120 Point Judith Rd # 2
Narragansett, RI

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Chariho Animal Hospital
(401) 539-7400
331 Kingstown Rd
West Kingston, RI

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Newport Animal Clinic
(401) 849-3401
541 Thames St
Newport, RI

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Tiogue Veterinary Clinic
(401) 206-0944
916 Tiogue Ave
Coventry, RI
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery

Tiffany Tapp
(401) 885-1163
2740 S. County Trail
East Greenwich, RI
 
Bowater Caroline Dvm
(401) 783-5250
201 Pt Judith Rd Ste 2
Narragansett, RI

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Walker, Lisa M, Dvm - Jamestown Animal Clinic
(401) 423-2288
30 Narragansett Ave
Jamestown, RI

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Jamestown Animal Clinic
(401) 423-2288
30 Narragansett Ave
Jamestown, RI
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Full Service, small animal clinic
Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00am to 5:00pm, Sat 8:00am to 2:00pm

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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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