It's been another great week for Xena and Velcro on the Nulo food. Fittingly, Wednesday was National Pet Obesity Prevention Day and I'm happy to say that both the cats are maintaining their weight loss. Velvet has gone down .2 pounds since last week and Xena has stayed right at 15 pounds, which is a half-pound less than when she started.
The Pet Obesity Prevention site has a weight chart for animals that says the ideal range for a domestic cat is 8-10 pounds. I did a little further research after I read that because even my young, small cats weigh more than 10 pounds. Other sources I found put the upper limit between 11 and 12 pounds, so it looks like I'm going to need to work on all of them to make sure they're as trim as they should be.
Here are this week's photos.
Xena, looking bright-eyed and energetic:
Velvet, ready to play as always:
I wanted to mention that one of the benefits of my participation in the Nulo program will be a $250 donation to the pet-related non-profit of my choice. Mine will go to The Animal Rescue Alliance (T.A.R.A.), where I volunteer and take care of adoptable cats.
My friend, A Librarian, also volunteers for the organization and provides a foster home for kittens. Today is the day her first two foster kittens, Maya and Emily, are being moved to the adoption area of a local PetSmart store -- I'll be taking them there today after work.
If you're looking for a couple of affectionate, playful and sweet kittens, consider these two! Maya is a dilute calico with extra toes on her front feet and Emily is a dilute tortoiseshell with a crooked tail. Both are brimming with personality.
Disclosure: Nulo has generously provided free product and other benefits in exchange for my participation in the Nu Campaign to fight pet obesity. All of the opinions about the product are mine and not dictated in any way by the company.