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Hi this is Dr. Hill. You mentioned that Lemon is FIV positive and overweight. How can I help you?
I can calculate a range for his daily calorie requirements. What is the brand of food? It should say the kcal/cup on the side of the bag. Also, will he eat canned cat food? Do you free choice feed him or feed him twice daily?
Hi daily kcal requirements are 250 -325 kcal. I find that changing cats to a canned food really helps with weight loss. The goal is to feed a high quality canned food twice daily. Can add some dry.
Yes, he should start to slim down. I live in Maine where the cats are typically huge (maine coon mixes) and 1/2 cup twice daily is way too much food. Cut your evening meal to 1/4 cup to start. You can also still give some canned food because the calories content of canned is much lower than dry. Feel free to ask follow up questions. You can continue posting on this thread for a couple of days even after rating my response. Take care.
Great. Let me know how it goes. Take care