About a year ago, we were contacted by a client who wanted advice about what to do with their overweight cat. This cat had lived indoors and had become obese despite eating diet food. The family was no longer interested in caring for the cat, who barely moved and was unable to perform simple tasks such as using the litter box. After refusing euthanasia of this pet, our clinic’s team decided to adopt him. ‘Curtis’ became an important part of life at Eglinton Vet last summer.
Curtis came into our care weighing almost 30 pounds. At this size, he was unable to walk more than a few steps at a time or groom himself. We are proud to say that after one year at the clinic, Curtis now weighs about 19.5 pounds (a decrease of 33%!). He has lost this weight due to the perseverance of our staff, who limit his treats, measure his food carefully and exercise him when possible. The most impressive thing about Curtis’ weight loss is that we continue to feed him the same diet food that he was eating at home, but simply limit his intake to a more appropriate amount.