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My cat,, weighs 17 lbs. He weighted that much when I

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My cat, Cooper, weighs 17 lbs. He weighted that much when I inherited him. I'd like to help him lose weight, but so far I've not succeeded. How many calories does he need per day? I weigh his wet and dry food based on the k/cal amount printed on the product.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.

Hello, My name is Terri.
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Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.

Hi John,

If Cooper eats mostly dry food that is the case of his overweight.

Dry food has MUCH more calories and carbs than canned food.

Please read article written by by an esteemed feline vet:

An adult cat should eat approximately one 6 oz can of food a day.

Cooper will lose weight naturally and maintain it on this program