So, about a month ago my MaxCat's left ***gland became impacted and blew
out (yeowch). My vet did mention that he's "fat" and could stand to lose
some weight. So, we got the antibiotics and treated that gland issue,
however last night his right one blew out in a major way and now he's, once
again, on the antibiotics for that, plus the goop that I have to fill the
hole with until it heals.
I saw a different vet this morning when I brought him in to have the right
gland cleaned out - we talked about his weight and we agreed that he needs a
little help (he's 16 lbs now, should be 12 she said) - he does have Maine
Coon in him, so he is a big boy anyway - 100% indoors, definitely could use
some exercise :-)
So, now I'm starting him (slowly) on this prescription WD weight loss food
until he gets down a few pounds and then he can go back to his weight
management food. I started reading things on the internet about cat diet
and see a lot of information about people making homemade dinners for their
pets with things like chicken and turkey and brown rice and squash.
Can you guys/gals point me to some sights, or a book, etc., that has good
information about homemade cat diets (and NO I'm not thinking of a vegan
cat, I'm not that dumb, he's a meat eater through and through). I'd be
curious to learn about feeding him healthy alternatives to the food he's
used to (Nutro's Weight Management) after he's on this WD loss program and
loses a few pounds. I'd want to feed him stuff w/a good mix of protein and
fiber (to prevent more gland issues).and something that won't cause him to
get fat (again).