Is my cat's food causing weight gain?
My girlfriend has a female overweight cat that is about 7 yrs old. When the female was younger, she needed hip surgery. I recently got a male kitten that is 5 months old and recently declawed and neutered, got him when he was 5 weeks old.
The older female cat requires a cosequin pill in her food daily to help with her hip and she also requires a grain free food or she gets bad dandruff. Since we got the kitten we had to change feeding due to the fact that before, we just emptied the pill powder on her dry food and now it's impossible with both cats.
About 2 months ago, I started feeding both cats a small amount of canned food and I now sprinkle the pill on the older cat's food. This is the only thing I have found to make sure she gets the medicine and he doesn't, but the set back is that she is really getting big now.
Any suggestions on how I can still feed just her, get her the pill and also delete the canned food (I think this is what's causing the weight gain)?