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Jake's before and after weight loss pics!

phoozles
April 26th, 2008, 09:07 AM
As many of you know, my big boy Jake has slimmed down as of late.. He was 17 lbs for quite a long time, until I switched to exclusively feeding him Wellness grain free canned food, and he's now sitting at 12.76 lbs! (thanks baby scale! :thumbs up).

I don't have a lot of pictures of him before on my camera, and it's hard to take some after shots, because he's so fast, but here's what I have..

1. Here's Jake from a couple years back
2. Here's Jake in a similar pose in October before the diet change (I used to think he looked slimmer when he was sitting :eek:)
3. Here's Jake from the sameish angle now

phoozles
April 26th, 2008, 09:11 AM
1. Jake from the back before (sorry so dark)
2. Jake from the back now
3. Jake in another angle

I'm so proud of my boy!

14+kitties
April 26th, 2008, 09:14 AM
Jake boyo - you is lookin' good!!!!!!!! Congrats on the good work!
Is he at his ideal weight now? He looks pretty darned good to me.

duttypaws
April 26th, 2008, 09:16 AM
well done yeah my 2 are sitting at around 13 each and they have to loose weight!!! will have to look into the Wellness grain free canned food,

phoozles
April 26th, 2008, 09:22 AM
Jake boyo - you is lookin' good!!!!!!!! Congrats on the good work!
Is he at his ideal weight now? He looks pretty darned good to me.

The first picture doesn't do him justice, but he refuses to pose the way I want him to! :frustrated: It's hard to tell from that angle, but he's lost weight in his face alone! It's like looking at a different cat - every day I'm amazed at how slim and trim he is!

Yeah, he's definitely at his ideal - I'm working to keep him at the weight he is now, because he's a big kitty to begin with. I want to keep him close to 13lbs. :thumbs up

luckypenny
April 26th, 2008, 09:25 AM
He's looking great!! You ought to post his photos in the weight loss challenge thread :D . :rolleyes: Hmmm, I wonder what Wellness tastes like :laughing: .

Give Jake an extra hug from me :cloud9: .

phoozles
April 26th, 2008, 09:39 AM
You ought to post his photos in the weight loss challenge thread :D . :rolleyes: Hmmm, I wonder what Wellness tastes like :laughing: .

Give Jake an extra hug from me :cloud9: .

:laughing: That's what I said to my fiance last night - I wish I could switch to canned food and in a few months drop a good chunk of my body weight.. :) then I thought about it, and decided nahh.. Wellness is good food for cats, but if I won't even eat Spam, their chicken variety isn't going to do the trick either :yuck: :D

krdahmer
April 26th, 2008, 10:53 AM
Wow he does look really good, you can tell he's slimmed down quite a bit.:thumbs up:lovestruck: I wish I had before and after pics for Fagan and Palomine... they really dropped the extra pounds when we moved.... I think it was all the cardio they got from suddenly having stairs!

growler~GateKeeper
April 27th, 2008, 01:44 AM
Jake's looking great :thumbs up He must be much happier too without the extra pounds :D

:rolleyes: Hmmm, I wonder what Wellness tastes like :laughing: .

I never tasted it but it certainly smells better than other canned cat food :D

zarhad
April 27th, 2008, 03:44 AM
wow he looks great a lot healther but always adorible

ancientgirl
April 27th, 2008, 08:42 AM
What a difference! He looks great.

Frenchy
April 27th, 2008, 10:59 AM
He looks much much better ! :thumbs up Good work phoozles , it's not easy to make a kitty loose weight ! :cat:

chico2
April 27th, 2008, 05:13 PM
He looks GREAT!!
I too feed Wellness no grain,but Vinnie is still almost 18lb's:sad:
I am hoping with warmer weather and a lot of outdoor time,us and the kitties,he will loose some weight:fingerscr
But OMG,he is good to cuddle,for sure:lovestruck:

Spatx
April 27th, 2008, 05:37 PM
Great job! He does look a lot better, you can really see the difference between the pictures. What a cutie :cloud9:

rainbow
April 27th, 2008, 07:47 PM
WOO HOO Jake and Phoozles :highfive: .......he looks terrific. :lovestruck:

phoozles
April 28th, 2008, 11:58 AM
Thanks guys! I honestly thought it was never going to happen - but that's because I was feeding him Iams Weight Management :yuck:
He's got so much more energy now - of course, he has to deal with Alley every day, which helps.. I guess.. :laughing:

Love4himies
April 28th, 2008, 12:01 PM
Wow, Jake is looking good, great job, phoozles:thumbs up.

My daughter's cats lost a lot of weight after switching from Iams weight control to Wellness canned with some Orijen.

loopoo
April 28th, 2008, 05:00 PM
wow awesome difference on the weight loss!! he looks great what a beautiful cat he is:lovestruck:

MommaKittyTo3
July 31st, 2008, 03:11 PM
wow what an improvement, good job, um I have a question to ask, how many times a day do u feed him the wet food?? my cats have to have food down at all times or they get sick, lil man especially if he goes a couple hours without food then eats he will throw up then go back & eat some more.

phoozles
July 31st, 2008, 03:19 PM
I feed them 4 times a day, only because Jake likes to eat frequently. I would split a 5.5 oz can of Wellness into 5 sections, and feed him one per meal (so that there would be one section left over for the next day). We feed them first thing in the morning, again a couple of hours later, then around 7 PM when I get home from work, and again at 10 PM.

Jake used to be a free feeder, but he got on board with the schedule pretty quickly, and he can definitely tell time - as soon as it's 10 PM - he's meowing for his late dinner! :laughing:

Are you sure he's sick from not having food available at all times? It could be that he's allergic to the food instead ... :shrug:

Jim Hall
July 31st, 2008, 03:29 PM
jakes lokking great something i found with wellness too is that it takes a lot less to satify them

allymack
July 31st, 2008, 11:13 PM
Jake looks great!:cat: i think i might have to try this Welless food, Nero could do with dropping a few ( ok maybe 5 - 7 pounds)