Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Wordy Weight Loss Wednesday, Disco Style!

Disco's dieting...again! But this time, he is going to get Fit 'n Trim! With the help of our vet, Dr Fern Crist, who expounds on the virtues of the 'mouse or bird in a can'...minimal plant material...canned food diet from Weruva, Disco's Body Score Condition is getting better and better!

If one peruses his personal Battle of the Bulge will notice there hasn't been any entries in quite a while! That's because he's been plateaued at 14 and a half pounds for what seems like forever! 

While he may be embarrassed that Teri found this old photo of him at his fattest (16#) back in December 2011, he was dangerously obese then!

December 2011
Even though he was on a mostly canned food diet, our vet said the plant material in it (carrots, peas and potatoes) was not conducive to him losing weight, especially as he is on a steroid for his Inflammatory Bowel Disease. She was also worried about him developing diabetes, as Teri is.

February 2012
This new diet started May 8th and he had gone from 14# 8 oz to 13# 4 oz, and he looks much slimmer, don't you think? His target weight is 11#, but I think we will start celebrating when he reaches 12#...with more Fishy Flakes!

Sept 2014
So Disco is eating Weruva Paw Lickin' Chicken, one 5.5 oz can a day, with a TBS of Weruva Splash Dance mixed in. Plus (don't tell Disco's vet...)about about 10 kibble pieces of dry food (Nature's Variety LID Rabbit) in an interactive feeder that slows down his snacking, and his treat is now Cat-Man-Doo Dried Bonita Flakes...which all the cats love!

I just tried some of the Primal freeze-dried turkey nuggets I got at the BlogPaws conference and unlike the other raw I have tried before, the cats all loved it! I've tried Rad Cat and Furry Foodie and Nature's Variety and they all turned up their noses at them. I don't care for the veggies in the Primal, so will look into my other choices. 

They didn't care for the Honest Kitchen Grace or Prowl, and they contain too much plant material for my liking anyway, but I like the company and the food...just for dogs though! 

My vet likes Stella & Chewy's, so that's next on my list! Can we just say we love the silly names they come up with for cat foods these days! Splash Dance! Tummy Ticklin' Turkey, hahameow! 

Nom, nom, nom!

Oh, and after snackin', don't forget to exercise and Hop-to-It, too! It's the #BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

#BlogPaws Wordless Wakey Wakey Wednesday

They say that one cannot be tense when gazing upon a sleeping cat. I find the statuesque physique of the Cornish Rex (and slim Sphynx, hahameow) elicit the same relaxing aura in my life. Some of my favorite photos of cats who have graced my life are the ones of cats in windows.

There is something peaceful for both cats and humans about gazing out a window just day dreaming...especially if there is a cat in view!

There is something just restful about cats in windows...why not share some of yours and bring some zen to the world...

Oh, and don't fur-get to Hop...cuz it's #BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday!