Purrkins has been a tripawd for 7 months. Wow, where does the time go???
We started our diets in November for both Purrkins and brother Saxton.
We calculated the calories and write everything they eat down. Including treats!
I have a notebook out and just keep everything tallied.
We had to keep making adjustments to get these guys to lose weight. We actually gained ounces when we first started!🤢 Every week we weigh them, then tweaked the calories, we are now at 185 calories Purrkins has lost 1/2 lb!😃
Ok, you won’t be excited about 1/2 lb but let me say how excited we are!👏🏻👏🏻🎉 If you have cats, you will be excited about 1/2 lb each week we are losing ounces! We are excited about ounces lost! Slow weight loss is best for cats!
So, for now, we are staying at the 185 calories if each week we continue to lose we will just stay here until we are at a good weight. We can evaluate each week.
Unfortunately, it took Purrkins losing his arm to get serious and figure this weight loss out! We have tried everything in the past – different foods, different proteins, high fiber, we have gone by the suggested feeding amount from the vets, from the labels. The calorie counting is the only thing that has worked for us to date.
We are still on the same food we have just cut the calories back very gradual.
This is the website we followed the directions on for calories and reduction. Very INFORMATIVE site.
Saxton is not losing like Purrkins; we had to cut his calories back again now to 180. 😾 Hopefully, this will be his key number.
We got this food puzzle that they both love, (thank you for the suggestion tripawds)
We use it as a treat puzzle because our guys do not eat dry kibble. They go crazy for these Bravo freeze dried salmon bites. There is never one left in the puzzle;)
Purrkins mastered the little bowl at the end of the video. That was his first success at the fish bowls. 👏🏻
It’s a fun way for them both to use their minds. If they are bored or insist they are hungry, we get the puzzle out.
Purrkins has to use his core muscles with this.
We do count all those treats, and the calories go towards the daily 185.
We can see his 1/2 lb weight loss and so can Purrkins.
We notice Purrkins is more active. Plays more races around more;)
We are not sure what our goal weight is yet, – 1/2 – 1 lb more??
We will see what Dr. Matt thinks when we see him again in a couple of weeks.
Purrkins got his new small yellow (CANCER SURVIVOR color) bandana Saturday.
Purrkins is so handsome in yellow😻
Purrkins in his heated window seat;) He fell asleep with his bandana.
He likes the small size better. 😻
Thank you Tripawds for making smalls for tri-kitties and smaller breed dogs.
Until our next update …….
Hugs, Purrs, & Scratches!
Holly, Mark, Purrkins and brother Saxton