Cat Weight Loss Specialist Salem OR

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.

Whole Pet Veterinary Care LLC
(503) 749-6192
340 Leslie St SE
Salem , OR
Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Orchard View Veterinary Ctr
(503) 585-1616
1205 Capitol St Ne
Salem, OR

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Orchard View Veterinary Center-Dr. Christine Lipscomb
(503) 585-1616
1205 Capitol Street NE
Salem, OR
 
Emergency Veterinary Care
(503) 588-8082
450 Pine St Ne
Salem, OR

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South Salem Veterinary Clinic
(503) 581-1674
3940 Commercial St SE
Salem, OR

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VCA Salem Animal Hospital
(503) 967-5262
4053 Commercial St SE
Salem, OR
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Anderson, Shawnette, Dvm - Four Corners Animal Hospital
(503) 399-1363
159 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR

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Salem Vet Emergency Clinic
(503) 588-8082
3215 Market St NE
Salem, OR

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Four Corners Animal Hospital
(503) 399-1363
159 Lancaster Dr Ne
Salem, OR

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PawsAbilities Unlimited
(503) 399-0500
1715 25th St
salem, OR
Services
Canine Swim Therapy
Hours
by appointment

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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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