Friday, August 8, 2008

44lb Cat Goes Low Carb

When a 44lb cat ended up in a Camden, NJ shelter two weeks ago, he made headlines because of his enormous size. Nicknamed "Prince Chunk", he is making news again after getting a new home and clean bill of health. Other than his obesity, he is a perfectly healthy cat. According to news reports, he is now being placed on a high protein/low carb diet to get off those excess pounds.

"Chunk has been put on a weight loss and exercise program by his vet. The animal doctor also prescribed a high-protein, low carbohydrate diet."
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Knowing how well low carb has worked for me as well as my cats, I am betting Prince Chunk will have to get himself a new name in no time flat.


lene said...

Zilla, I've been hoping to get our cats on a lowcarb canned food diet. Any tips on a brand that will fill the bill but won't cost me more than our human food?


Wifezilla said...

Fancy Feast is one option, though the cans are small and it can be a tad pricey. If you buy bulk packs you can make it less expensive. Be sure to READ THE INGREDIENTS. Not all flavors are grain-free.

Safeway also has a couple of flavors of their store brand (Priority Total Cat Care) that fit the bill. Xena currently has her face stuck in a dish of "Whitefish & Tuna Dinner". The other flavor I get them is Turkey & Giblets.

On sale, the Safeway cans are 33¢ each. These are 5.5oz compared to the Fancy Feast 3oz cans.