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Fat cat and litter box problems.

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Posted by: juliannesmom at Mon Nov 26 20:23:50 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by juliannesmom ]  
   

My 9 yr old, female cat weighs 12lbs. She has a small frame and small teeth. The vet thinks she should weigh between 9-10lbs. I was feeding her cooked chicken breast, dry grain-free food and occasionally a little Wellness canned food instead of the chicken. She seemed to be straining to defecate from the chicken. I took her to the vet (exam and bloodwork) who could find nothing wrong with her. He suggested that I quit feeding her the canned food and feed her only a low-cal dry food. I selected Felidae Platinum (for Senior and Overweight Cats.) The feeding guidelines suggest 1/2 - 2/3 cup a day for a 5-10 lb. cat. I've been giving her barely 1/2 cup a day for almost a year now but she has not lost any weight. She wants more food. I've tried other light foods but she won't eat them. She also still strains to poop and poops everywhere but her litter box (urination is not a problem.) I've ruled out all of the usual reasons for litter box problems. The only reason I have left for this problem is that she is bored and wants a change of scenery (a new home with a different view). Any insight you could share, Dr. Tobin would be much appreciated. Thank you.


   

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