Sunday, March 22, 2009

My Obese Cat

I took Otis to the vet this afternoon because he has been drinking a lot more water than normal so I wanted to get him checked out.  The vet said that he looked great, but that she would take some blood and run a few tests - the results will be in tomorrow.  When he weighed in on the scale though he was 19 lbs, 15 oz - WHAT?!?  Her comment was that he was a bit obese.  He was fat when I got him, and I feed him a VERY limited amount of food each day.  I even buy a higher quality brand of food that does not have all the fillers and additives like Friskies (or some other cheap brand) does.  I feel like a bad parent who can't keep their kids' weight under control.  The vet suggested I switch to a canned food diet and that should help him lose weight.  I have heard mixed opinions on feeding cats canned food, so now I have some research to do.  Here are some pictures of Mr. Fatty:


4 comments:

Mikele said...

He looks happy to me...

Jennifer Paige Designs said...

You are not a bad parent!!!!! Far from it! Those kitties have quite the mama ;-) Otis is just missing the condo and getting to run around. Glad we had dinner last night.

Anonymous said...

Otis is tooooooo cute. He looks very content. He is not fat, he is just a big happy cat.

Mom said...

Sorry that last comment was from mom. I don't know why it came up anonymous. I guess I did not choose name. Miss you love you and Otis and Sam