About 5ish months ago we adopted two sibling kittens into our home. Rescued might actually be a better word because the woman who gave us the kittens had let her outdoor cat get pregnant and left these kittens to be raised in her make-shift garage open to the busy street. The day we went to visit the kittens one was actually sitting underneath her car in the driveway. And of course they were covered in more fleas than I care to even remember.
Flynn here – now affectionately called ‘Fat Cat’ more often than not, started out as a tiny little thing, the runt of the liter and several ounces smaller than his big sister.
Miss Grey Baby (who started out as Princess Ariel) was chubby and healthy.
And now nearly 6 months later they are some big kitties. Grey Baby still has a slender figure and she’s a bit shorter than Fat Cat. She’s perfect!
But Fat Cat, well, he’s fat.
When they came to live with us we immediately switched them to a good quality cat food, Innova for Kittens, and they began picking up weight. Grey Baby continued to be as healthy as can be but Fat Cat started gaining too much weight. Just for fun we put him on the scale and he tipped it at a whopping 13 pounds. He’s not even fully grown and already overweight. You can almost see his belly rolls and sagging tummy skin in the pic below.
And now I guess I’m looking for some kitty mommy advice. I’m not sure how to restrict his food without restricting Grey Baby’s too since they both have access to the same bowls and same spaces throughout the house. Do I just switch to adult cat food and hope that helps? I could use some advice.