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    Quote Originally Posted by space.kace View Post
    btw i think he gained quite a bit of weight AFTER switching to BB. why is that? the better quality foods with no fillers are suppose to make them eat less and loose weight rather than gain it? :/ his pouch looks twice as big and over all girth seems larger than before switching from royal canin.
    Probably because...
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    if he doesn't have access to food 24/7 he becomes aggressive and destructive set feeding times don't work for this cat
    ...you are offering just as much food as previously (leaving it available 24/7), when a higher-quality food should not need to be fed as much. By leaving so much food out for him constantly just to curb his behavior, eating food has become more habit than necessity for him. You will need to limit your animal's intake of food and figure out ways to deal with his boredom.

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    well i have a couple ideas to limit his intake while i'm home its not that easy to do while i'm at work or asleep its scary how much's been gained just by one 7lb bag of BB so if anyone has any tricks or ideas i would LOVE to hear them
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    Ideas to limit his intake? Do you just leave your cat the entire bag of food? Just give him less food.

    You should read what the side of the bag says, and go by weight of cat and offer them that much.

    http://bluebuffalo.com/cat-food/bc-w...ontrol-chicken The label should tell you how much to feed, consult a vet if you need more help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebluejackal View Post
    I just talked to some people who run a pet food store about EVO. Apparently they started having issues once Proctor and Gamble bought it out. The information I read was a bit old and now we're looking at Nature's Variety.
    No, it was long before that, I didn't like it when Naturapet ran the company either, and I LOVE the other naturapet products. The problem is trying to put as much protein and fat into a dry kibble as possible. Its just not the way cats were meant to be fed, and the dry food is just as bad for dogs because its too much protein. Studies have shown decreased performance in racing dogs fed greater than 35% protein.
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    Looks like you were already given tons of info, but I wanted to add that we use Blue Buffalo. We did use Taste of the Wild which is great too. Both are grain free and healthy. Cost a little more but oh well. Our cats love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Misskiwi67 View Post
    No, it was long before that, I didn't like it when Naturapet ran the company either, and I LOVE the other naturapet products. The problem is trying to put as much protein and fat into a dry kibble as possible. Its just not the way cats were meant to be fed, and the dry food is just as bad for dogs because its too much protein. Studies have shown decreased performance in racing dogs fed greater than 35% protein.
    This is what I like about the Before Grain kibble, and what my store owner explained to me. It lowers the protein a bit, and adds in fruit and veggies after the cooking process. It might have knocked it down a notch on Jaybee's list for having less then maximum protein, but I heard that's a good thing.

    On getting your cat to eat less, you could try putting something heavy like a canned veggie or something in the center of the bowl and your cat will be forced to eat around the edges of the dish. It forces them to eat slower, which like us might fill them up without overeating? I used this for my bulimic kitty that tends to eat way too fast and throw up. Worked like a charm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutter View Post
    On getting your cat to eat less, you could try putting something heavy like a canned veggie or something in the center of the bowl and your cat will be forced to eat around the edges of the dish.
    The way she described this cat it sounds like he will eat through canned goods, haha.

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    What about those timed food dishes? The ones that will provide a portion of food at set intervals? I know there are some for several days but I don't know if they can be modified to dispense several times a day. That way, it spreads out the feedings with less during each. He still eats throughout the day, but he eats less because its being controlled.
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    thats a great idea. i'll look into the timed dispencers.thanks BAT. the soup can idea may help as well... right now he scarfs it down and takes these huge bites of the BB & doesn't chew it at all since the kernals are so small... everything gets digested okay and he never throws up any food after so i didn't really worried about it

    i'm going to give the canned diet a shot this weekend and see how it goes. can anyone recommend a high quality canned food to try that maybe will be good for weight loss? i'm not so good at reading labels and knowing what cats needs
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    I feed both my cat and dog Paul Newman brand canned and dry food. They use human quality chicken with no by products, no fillers and its made in the USA. I also feed my cat Wellness canned. Both are healthy and fit.
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