Nana and Bradley
Taken with our phone.
More of my clients have returned from holidays and I am now caring for 8 cats. (besides my own, of course).
I am always interested in seeing how cats are fed and amounts that are given daily. Most of my clients feed both soft and dry food which is great to see. I do suggest to them, if asked, to cut back on the dry food and add more of the soft into their diet. My own vet suggested this years ago and explained how the dry food adds weight quickly as it is all sprayed with fat to encourage eating and it is mostly made up of carbohydrates. Even the higher-end dry foods have a tendency to put the pounds on the felines. But most cats like the taste and crunch of the dry food and I expect it does clean the teeth to some extent. I do like to give the cats about 1/4 cup daily. The reason for weight-gain is because owners leave the bowls filled and let the cat graze all day. Constant calories going in and very little exercise (if any) will make for a fat cat.
Annie is one cat that gained weight quickly after she was spayed. I have since cut back again on the dry food and give all the cats a plate of either chicken, fish or beef cut up to share in the evening. This is pure protein. They are given 2 Tbsps. of soft food three times a day and lots of fresh water.
I have a few more cats to show you that kept me hoppin' over the holidays.
This is Hunter. Mighty Hunter, who at one time was a lost soul and probably did rely on his hunting skills but now he is a little pampered love-bug.
He lives with his buddy, Mittens.
He's another darling cat with little white mittens.
and Sparky and Rusty
(perhaps Christmas Vacation is a favorite movie in this house-hold).
Both very big-framed cats. They are now on soft food and less dry.
These are two of the sweetest cats I have ever spent time with. Rusty loves to be brushed and purrs like a motor while Sparky is affectionate and kittenish in his play.
And this is Willow
who lives with dear, sweet old Jenny
A very shy little Maggie
(photo taken last summer)
So those are a few more but not the last of them. This is why I love this job.
Lily is doing well today and thank you for all your prayers and concern. I know that's what pulled her through.