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? HILLS METABOLIC weight mgmt food for cats

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by Kim & Max:00cat, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. Kim & Max:00cat

    Kim & Max:00cat New Member

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    Hi. I am asking for a friend. There is a cat that is very overweight - had blood work which I am waiting to see, and the vet is recommending subject food. Cat is 22# - gained 2# in the last 3 months so I am concerned she is also going to test as diabetic. I can't find this food on the lists. High in carbs? I am not a fan of Hills or script foods to begin with. I would think an all wet food diet would be the better way to go. Not sure on the blood yet but diabetic or not, anyone have experience with this food? I am guessing she's recommending dry and wet. Any info appreciated.
     
  2. CandyH & Catcat

    CandyH & Catcat Well-Known Member

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    scroll down to pages 62 and 63 on Dr Pierson's list -- the prescription foods are listed after the alphabetic ones

    looks like the carb percentages are 28 to 31%

    my guess is the "metabolic" refers to less fat than some of the diet foods
     
  3. Bron and Sheba (GA)

    Bron and Sheba (GA) Well-Known Member

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    The metabolic canned is 30 carbs so the dry would be more. I would definitely not use this food for any cat. Giving it to an overweight cat would be even worse.
    I would feed plain ordinary low carb canned food and put the cat on a weight reduction diet.
    Cats can’t lose weight quickly so your friend would need to research the safe way for her to lose weight.
    There is nothing special about prescription diets
     
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  4. Gypsy's Parent

    Gypsy's Parent Member

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    My 17 lb relatively young healthy cats are down to 11.5-12 after more than two years of two fixed size meals per day. I don't think rapid weight loss is a good idea for cats or humans unless there is some associated health issue. They are definitely more active. Now to get them on to a wet food diet.
     
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  5. Kim & Max:00cat

    Kim & Max:00cat New Member

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    Thank you - and I have a follow up question - this same cat previously was getting FF Pate plus dry food - Royal Canin SO - probably a lot of it -- so much so that she ended up gaining weight. Where do I find the carbs in the dry SO please? I don't see dry food charts only canned / wet food. Thank you.
     
  6. Gypsy's Parent

    Gypsy's Parent Member

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    It has to be listed somewhere on the bag, but might be in small font in the corner. It will probably tell you calories per lb/kg. You can then weigh out on a kitchen food scale the amount you want to feed. Get a used food container, like a lightly colored yogurt container and put a line inside at the top of the food. Then you can fill to line and dump it in their dish.
     
  7. Kim & Max:00cat

    Kim & Max:00cat New Member

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    I am looking for the carbs %. I don't see it on the label.
     
  8. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Senior Member Moderator

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    You won't find carbs on the label. If you contact the company, they may tell you the carbs. The SO wet foods are over 20% carbs, dry food will be even higher.

    Back in the day, when I worked part time at the local shelter, we had a room where we kept all the overweight cats so we could control the food given. They got a veterinary prescribed "reducing diet". All of them gained weight. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Sarah&Soph

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  10. Veronica & Babu-chiri

    Veronica & Babu-chiri Well-Known Member

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    I think that what ever the % of carbs in the wet food is going to be over the 20% of the wet so way high, when I changed all my cats (thank's to Babu) to low carb food al the non diabetic lose some weight, they weren't fat all the contrary but still lose some so I think just changing to a low carb high protein diet will help, I would ask the vet to check his thyroid as well as his blood glucose
     

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