We have gotten a lot of emails about what is a good homemade diet to feed overweight cats.
Before feeding this diet, discuss it with your veterinarian and get their approval to ensure it is right for your cat. Source
Pocket Companion to Small Animal Clinical Nutrition, 4th Edition
Editors: Michael S. Hand, DVM, PhD, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Nutrition and Bruce J. Novotny, DVM, Helios Communications, LLC
Copyright 2002 by Mark Morris InstituteFor more Information on this book
Mark Morris Institute
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Topeka, Kansas 66601-2097
Fax: 785-286-8173Balanced low-fat/high-fiber homemade formulas for overweight adult cats:*Daily food formulation for a 4.5-kg cat (as fed)
Nutrient Content (%DMB)*
|Liver, chicken, coocked||125|
|Rice, white, cooked||46|
|Cereal, All Bran||8|
|Salt, substitute (KCl)||0.3|
*Also feed one one-half tablet to cats to ensure all vitamins and trace minerals are included. Cats should be given one-half to one taurine tablet (500mg/tablet) daily.May substitute rice baby cereal and flavor either selection with meat broth during cooking.
*Nutrients of concern are italicized.Directions:
Cook the meat component well . Cook the starch component separately. Grind or finely chop meat if necessary. Mix with all other components except the vitamin-mineral supplement. Mix well and serve immediately or cover and refrigerate. Feed the vitamin-mineral supplement with the meal; give as a pill or pulverize and thoroughly mix with food before feeding.
Looking for other cat food recipes? Also see cat food recipes for normal healthy cats
, cats with kidney disease
, and cats with heart disease