So, My Cat Loves Zucchini

So, My Cat Loves Zucchini

I posted last week about my cat Charlotte needing to drop some weight. She’s about 8 years old, a large cat and approximately 18 pounds. Part of problem is that she’s old and lazy. She’s also never been a particularly energetic cat. She just wants to snuggle. After visiting the vet, we have been working to get her to lose weight. I posted that my vet mentioned trying to put zucchini in her bowl as a way to replace some of her food. I was dubious but – she loves it!

Charlotte isn’t particularly picky about the cat food that she eats. She’s easy to please that way. But, she’s incredibly picky about people food. She won’t eat a lot of it, unless it’s a bit of tuna fish or something similar. I honestly didn’t think she would go for the zucchini.

I chopped up some zucchini and made sure that all of the green rind was off of it. I cut it into very small chunks and steamed it. For dinner, I replaced approximately half of her cat food with zucchini. I hid some of it and some of it I left visible. Low and behold, I came back and she had dug in it and eaten all of the zucchini!

I’m excited about this. As my vet recommended, that if she would eat it, that I can replace about half of the cat food she eats in the evening with the zucchini! Hopefully this will help get her on the path to health and wellness.