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Subject:  Re: Overweight kitty diet question Date:  2/6/2019  1:02 PM
Author:  aj485 Number:  123253 of 123313

We feed her 2 3oz cans/day of IAMS Purrfect, plus about 2 tbs [total] of dry food [Hill's adult], for which about 1 can/8 lbs is IAMS's recommended amount. So, we're not exceeding IAM's recommendation.

When she was at 9 lbs, IAMS' recommendation would have been for slightly more than 1 can - so 1 can, plus a little dry food would have been appropriate, if she wasn't too skinny at 9 lbs.

I would suggest as a first step, gradually cutting back the food to the amount IAMS would recommend for her ideal weight, not her current weight.

Are there other foods we can give her that has even fewer calories or carbs, and which can help trim her weight?

Yes, there are lots of weight control foods. If cutting back on her current food doesn't help get her current weight more towards her ideal weight, you could ask your vet for recommendations, or just google for "weight management cat food" or something similar.

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