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Old 10-28-2011, 03:03 PM
 
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My cat has struggled with digestive problems the past 2 years or so.

After several changes to food, I seem to have found the solution that prevents vomiting and diarrhea.

But, now I am confused about how much to feed him.

He is 15 1/2 years old, and has averaged around 16 - 17 lbs most of his life. But I had vets telling me he was overweight in the past.

I am feeding him raw medallions which are 1 oz. each. - I've been feeding him the raw for one month now and he feels a bit slimmer than he used to, but not down to the 14 lbs he dropped to when he had chronic diarrhea for 8 months.

He really likes the medallions but I am not sure if I should feed as much as he is hungry for or limit him based on the amount they say on the package which is 4-5 medallions per day. I should add- I gave him the chicken/turkey raw at first, and once that bag was done, I tried the rabbit. He seems to like the rabbit more, so is eating more now. That is partially why I am confused on how to know what the right amount is.

Prior to the raw food, he would beg for food most of the time when I am in the kitchen or eating a snack. But since switching to the raw, he doesn't do that anymore, so I am thinking he is more satisfied/satiated from the food he is eating.

any thoughts appreciated!
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Old 10-28-2011, 05:35 PM
 
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A cat shouldn't lose more than 1-2% of its weight per week, so a pound a month would be the max weight loss you'd want to see. If he seems happy with the amount of food he's getting, I wouldn't change a thing.
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:12 PM
 
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A cat shouldn't lose more than 1-2% of its weight per week, so a pound a month would be the max weight loss you'd want to see. If he seems happy with the amount of food he's getting, I wouldn't change a thing.
thanks - I am going to stick with 4 -5 oz per day -- he will be getting weighed at the groomer's next month, so I will know if he is holding at his current weight.
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