Log In Sign Up

? for cat owners.


Forum: Pet Owners and Animal Lovers

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Pet Owners and Animal Lovers LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
February 20th, 2008, 09:33 PM
Alissa&Isabelle'sMommy's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 12,602
Send a message via AIM to Alissa&Isabelle'sMommy Send a message via MSN to Alissa&Isabelle'sMommy Send a message via Yahoo to Alissa&Isabelle'sMommy
Did your cat get fat after getting spayed? Mine sure did!! She not as active and lazy and eats so much. I'm going to take her to the vet.
__________________
MY BLOG MySpaceFacebook Wife to Jesse since 2/14/2004. Mommy to Alissa Grace 3/13/2006 and Isabelle Rose 12/10/2008.



Reply With Quote
  #2  
February 21st, 2008, 05:55 AM
Hart_N_Sole
Guest
Posts: n/a
One of my females has become a little "thick", yes... But her daughter (they are purebred Ragdolls) has not become over weight at all since her spay... I'd try to find some activities to encourage your kitty to move and play, and maybe switch her to a food designed for over weight cats... Also, do you free feed? You might have to begin giving her meals, to monitor her food intake.

Good luck!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
February 21st, 2008, 10:34 AM
Boochimomma's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Maine
Posts: 7,544
Send a message via AIM to Boochimomma Send a message via Yahoo to Boochimomma
Mine gained weight but she was very lean to begin with so now shes just normal.
__________________

~*Thank you *Sharon*
for my awesomely awesome siggy!!*~



Reply With Quote
  #4  
February 21st, 2008, 10:56 AM
Alissa&Isabelle'sMommy's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 12,602
Send a message via AIM to Alissa&Isabelle'sMommy Send a message via MSN to Alissa&Isabelle'sMommy Send a message via Yahoo to Alissa&Isabelle'sMommy
Quote:
One of my females has become a little "thick", yes... But her daughter (they are purebred Ragdolls) has not become over weight at all since her spay... I'd try to find some activities to encourage your kitty to move and play, and maybe switch her to a food designed for over weight cats... Also, do you free feed? You might have to begin giving her meals, to monitor her food intake.

Good luck![/b]
Thanks! Good ideas.
__________________
MY BLOG MySpaceFacebook Wife to Jesse since 2/14/2004. Mommy to Alissa Grace 3/13/2006 and Isabelle Rose 12/10/2008.



Reply With Quote
  #5  
February 21st, 2008, 11:20 AM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 7,429
Please be VERY careful with an overweight cat. If you notice it has stopped eating take it to the vet IMMEDIATELY, if an overweight cat stops eating even for a day they can develope what is called Fatty Liver Disease and they can die in a matter of days (speaking from experience), so until he/she is at an idea weight watch them like a hawk.

Also, as someone else mentioned try to get her active. You can buy a laser pointer, some cats love them, also an old spool with some dental floss or thread tied to it. I wouldn't use a food designed to "diet" I would just stop free feeding and feed them 2-3 meals per day with the amount of food they should eat based on the weight they should be not the weight they are. Most "diet" foods are just a marketing gimmic and you get better results with simply decreasing the food and you can add a little 100% canned (not pie filling) pumpkin to help fill them up a little bit more.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
February 21st, 2008, 07:31 PM
The Lesha's Avatar Avada Kedavra
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 22,412
Send a message via Yahoo to The Lesha
Bob has fattened up since he was neutered. But he stays pretty active and the vet says hes a healthy weight. Guess he was just skinny before lol
__________________


Thank you *Kiliki* for my gorgeous siggie!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
February 23rd, 2008, 09:21 AM
Alissa&Isabelle'sMommy's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 12,602
Send a message via AIM to Alissa&Isabelle'sMommy Send a message via MSN to Alissa&Isabelle'sMommy Send a message via Yahoo to Alissa&Isabelle'sMommy
Quote:
Please be VERY careful with an overweight cat. If you notice it has stopped eating take it to the vet IMMEDIATELY, if an overweight cat stops eating even for a day they can develope what is called Fatty Liver Disease and they can die in a matter of days (speaking from experience), so until he/she is at an idea weight watch them like a hawk.

Also, as someone else mentioned try to get her active. You can buy a laser pointer, some cats love them, also an old spool with some dental floss or thread tied to it. I wouldn't use a food designed to "diet" I would just stop free feeding and feed them 2-3 meals per day with the amount of food they should eat based on the weight they should be not the weight they are. Most "diet" foods are just a marketing gimmic and you get better results with simply decreasing the food and you can add a little 100% canned (not pie filling) pumpkin to help fill them up a little bit more.[/b]
That's scary. I'm going to have to take her to the vet. She just loves to eat. The vet said feed her one cup a day so I do but she'll eat the dog food. She was just find before she got spayed. The baby runs around with yarn and she chases it. So cute. Thanks for the advice!
__________________
MY BLOG MySpaceFacebook Wife to Jesse since 2/14/2004. Mommy to Alissa Grace 3/13/2006 and Isabelle Rose 12/10/2008.



Reply With Quote
  #8  
February 23rd, 2008, 10:46 AM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 7,429
Quote:
Quote:
Please be VERY careful with an overweight cat. If you notice it has stopped eating take it to the vet IMMEDIATELY, if an overweight cat stops eating even for a day they can develope what is called Fatty Liver Disease and they can die in a matter of days (speaking from experience), so until he/she is at an idea weight watch them like a hawk.

Also, as someone else mentioned try to get her active. You can buy a laser pointer, some cats love them, also an old spool with some dental floss or thread tied to it. I wouldn't use a food designed to "diet" I would just stop free feeding and feed them 2-3 meals per day with the amount of food they should eat based on the weight they should be not the weight they are. Most "diet" foods are just a marketing gimmic and you get better results with simply decreasing the food and you can add a little 100% canned (not pie filling) pumpkin to help fill them up a little bit more.[/b]
That's scary. I'm going to have to take her to the vet. She just loves to eat. The vet said feed her one cup a day so I do but she'll eat the dog food. She was just find before she got spayed. The baby runs around with yarn and she chases it. So cute. Thanks for the advice!
[/b]
She doesn't need to go to the vet, don't waste the money and there's nothing they can do anyway. Just feed her the 1 cup a day, make sure she doesn't have access to the dog's food (ie put them on a feeding schedule, feed 2 meals a day and keep the cat away from them so she doesn't eat the dog food), maybe give her some pumpkin to help fill her up exercise her more (laser pointer, string on spool, etc) and she should be fine.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
February 23rd, 2008, 07:49 PM
ANGWife
Guest
Posts: n/a
Both of my cats were fixed at a very young age. So they naturally gained weight.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
February 24th, 2008, 08:04 PM
paganmom's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Casselton, ND
Posts: 1,612
I've only had one cat get fat after being spayed. She was my first cat, Laney. But every female cat I've had since hasn't gotten fat after being spayed.
__________________
<div align="center">






</div>
Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:56 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0