reducing weight on an obese cat
In January i adopted an obese 8 year old cat from the shelter since they were going to pts due to weight and age.
Very sweet black tortie - her weight was about double the ideal.
Long story short - i am now giving her a small amount of diet kibble twice a day. She acts hungry, she feels lighter to me but when i weigh her she's still at 15 pounds. I lock her up to feed her as the other cats get temporary free-choice so i know she's not getting extra food anywhere.
I guess my question is.....is a cats' body real stubborn about losing weight (like the set-point theory in people?) I recently took about 10 pounds off an obese dog and that was pretty straightforward. This feels different.
She now has a waist and some loose sagging skin but if you saw her, you'd still think "fat cat." I don't get it.