Cat Weight Loss Specialist West Des Moines IA

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.

Anderson Animal Hospital
(515) 954-7027
2560 Hubbell Ave
Des Moines, IA
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Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Declawing, Equine Vet, Exotic Animal Vet, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Kristin Holm
(515) 280-3100
6110 Creston Ave.
Des Moines, IA
Hours
Tuesdays 9:00-5:00

Waukee-Clive Veterinary Clinic
(515) 987-4552
15151 Hickman Road
Clive, IA
Services
dogs, cats, ferrets, guinea pigs, rabbits, small rodents. Exams, surgery, dental, dermatological, dietary/nutritional counseling, boarding
Hours
Monday-Friday 7am-6pm; Saturday 8am-12pm; Closed Sunday

Bryan Animal Hospital PC
(515) 274-3555
3009 Ingersoll Ave
Des Moines, IA

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Hickman Road Veterinary Clinic
(515) 270-2900
6301 Hickman Rd
Des Moines, IA

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Adel Veterinary Clinic
(515) 993-9216
619 Greene St
Adel, IA
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Johnson, Wendy, Dvm - Jordan Creek Animal Hospital
(515) 224-9500
3401 Ep True Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA

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Halligan, Lori, Dvm - Starch Pet Hospital
(515) 283-1576
2222 University Ave
Des Moines, IA

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Northwest Veterinary Hospital
(515) 276-4549
7507 Dennis Dr
Des Moines, IA

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Crane, Amy, Dvm - Starch Pet Hospital
(515) 283-1576
2222 University Ave
Des Moines, IA

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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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