Giving cat food to an overweight cat that is trying to lose the weight can be difficult. If you go to the vet surely you will come home with prescription weight loss cat food that was most likely very expensive. And the sad part is this weight loss cat food probably has way more calories from bad quality sources than you would probably need in a diet cat food.
Did you know that a high fiber cat food can actually be very beneficial for an overweight cat and chances are it will be less expensive to acquire.
How would a high fiber cat food help overweight cats?
Good quality, high fiber canned foods are beneficial to overweight cats because good fiber sources make a cat feel full for much longer. The good fiber sources are moderately fermentable. This means that it takes the cat longer to digest these fiber sources.
Fiber from plant sources like grain is usually a tip off of bad quality sources. Grain does nothing for a cat nutritionally and often times give cats problems.
Have you ever noticed that if you feed your cat dry food it is hungry much more often? If you haven’t, try doing some comparisons. This is because dry foods can be full of grains and empty carbohydrates and calories. The food burns quickly and the cat will feel hungry again after a short period of time.
Now with quality canned high fiber cat food, that feeling of fullness will last much longer. This means that the cat will not bother you as often for the next meal. The cat will eat less and if you implement a little more exercise into the cat’s day, weight loss can be achieved.
You don’t always have to fall for the vet prescription cat food that is available. I am all about saving people on money cat food if possible. Vet prescription foods are a gimmick. There are reasonable, and often times, better options out there for whatever you want to achieve.
In this case, a good overweight cat food can be as simply as buying a better quality cat food.
Here is an example of a real-life vet prescribed DRY FOOD diet:
Brewers Rice, Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Powdered Cellulose, Chicken Liver Flavor,
That is the first five ingredients. I’d like anyone to challenge me into believing that this dry food is better for losing weight than a wet cat food that contains real meat as the protein source.
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