Ask Dr. Richards

December 2007 Issue

Ask Elizabeth: 12/07

Dear Elizabeth, I read the column about your weight problem a few months ago; how is your diet going? Iíve tried to follow your advice when feeding my own chubby cat, Ernie, but am having a tough time. I calculated his daily calorie requirement as you suggested and split that amount between breakfast and dinner. But since I work all day I leave him a little extra dry food in a bowl for lunch. Itís always gone when I get home so he must get really hungry during the day. Then, after he gobbles up his dinner heís okay until much later when he really needs a small bedtime snack. I know that his total calorie intake each day is more than the formula says he needs, but heís so hungry! How have you managed your appetite?

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