This is Marvin, one of my own cats, very loving and very cuddly. Marvin is a bit of a scaredy cat though, due to him being attacked by dogs that killed his brother when he was younger. We believe this insecurity makes Marvin comfort eat! He is a big cat anyway, big boned, twice the height of some other cats, but at 9.3 kgs last March, we thought we needed to do something about his weight!
Marvin can't bear to pass a bowl of food that has a few biccies in the bottom, he is a very tidy cat that doesn't like waste!!
Since March, Marvin has lost nearly a kilo in weight, due to a). us being more vigilant about leaving food bowls around with food in!, b). changing his food - not easy to give one of nine cats different food! c). the best purchase of all, a slow feed bowl!
Marvin is not at all chuffed about his bowl as he has to work for his food, but he gets there in the end! He has a way to go yet but it is lovely to see him already charging around more like a kitten again.
I'd love to hear your "Fat cat" experiences and photos and how you've dealt with them.