Thursday, April 28, 2005

Fat Man In a Little Coat


Mojo went to the vet yesterday for the first time in about two years. We've been meaning to bring him in for a regular check-up for some time, but we specifically wanted to address his weight issue.

Overall, he seems to be in really good shape. The vet said his coat looks great, and that he is pretty healthy. His teeth need cleaning and his gums are slightly swollen, but no big problem.

Not surprisingly, she did say that he is too fat. He weighed in at 19 pounds, which for his frame is about 8 pounds overweight. We told her the truth about his feeding, which is that he has virtually never been fed anything but Iams Diet Formula cat food at the recommended amount per day. She said that most cat food companies tend to overstate the daily recommended servings since they are in the business of selling cat food, and so he has been over-fed. She had some cat food for cats with diabetes that she recommended to us, which we bought. He doesn't have diabetes, but this food should help him lose some weight.

So, that is the news on Mojo if anyone is interested. To everyone who has ever seen him and said, "Damn! That is a fat bastard!" hopefully the next time you see him he will have slimmed down a bit.