Fat cat needs to lose weight, but can't afford special foods or diets, um, help? Special snowflake story inside.
So, I've inherited my daughter's cat from her when I moved into an 18' motorhome. This is the first time I've owned a cat in about twelve years, so I'm sailing on uncharted waters for me.
Anyway, he seems to like it here, and we're both quite comfortable with each other. The main problem is, he weighs 25 pounds! here's a pic
I hope the link works. I play with him twice a day and limit his food to half a cup a day, and he doesn't seem to want more, no meowing or anything.
I don't have a lot of money at the moment, so his food is basically dry food and not the *cheapest* (because I know the cheapest is full of filler and not good for him) but inexpensive. I simply cannot afford Iams or any kind diet food for him. My question is, does anyone have any tips on how I can get my big kitty down to a more manageable size on a budget and in such a small living space?
I've tried putting him on a leash to take him for a walk, but he keeps pulling out of the halter collar that I put on him. So any tips on walking him would be helpful as well.