|Mine are all siamese/siamese related and they tend to eat a lot and not put on much weight. They have three pouches or tins a day of cat food according to their various needs and likes/dislikes (one has pancreatitis, another has Inflammatory Bowel Disease so they need very careful diets to not aggravate the conditions which otherwise could be life-threatening) and I leave Applaws/Katovit/Royal Canin hypoallergenic dry down all the time so they can graze as they want. Plus chicken or fish or venison as appropriate to their various conditions. |
Some cats put on weight, others don't I guess and what suits each cat is different. Mine are sick on IAMs and Hills is not a very good product nutritionally. Also they are not keen on some foods, one, Bozita is supposed to be nutritionally very good but they don't like it. Know your cat - what suits them (ie doesn't make them sick or give them diarrhoea and what they like); check out the nutritional values and buy the best you can afford. I don't agree with any cat looking skinny, unless they are very bored most are unlikely to overeat although I guess like dogs you get some very greedy ones and then you have to watch the food. You've been around cats a long time Jill, I think if you can broach the subject tactfully with the owners you should. I try to ensure all food contains no grains or vegs, but it is difficult with what is on offer from most stores. Zooplus is a good place to order online, great variety and some good foods, but as I have found to my cost they won't always eat the foods that are supposed to be the best!