So, I've taken Kovu to the vet with weight concerns. He is pretty chubby for a F4 Savannah. Savannahs are SUPPOSED to be lean cats.
The vet said because he is still a kitten (this was at 7 months old) to just give it time, that he should grow out of it. She said to cut out some of his dry food, do mostly wet food. They didn't want to do blood work until he was a year old, and they said if we did it before 1 year that it would cost like $300. - ___ -
He was eating Blue Buffalo but I can't find a wet weight management food, so we switched to Authority weight management. He gets 1/2 can in the morning, and the rest for dinner. He was 13 lbs at 7 months old.
Now he is 10 months & weighs 20 lbs. He hasn't really gotten much taller & is still obviously over weight.
So Idk if I should get a 2nd opinion, I mean, if he has diabetes or something I would like to catch that sooner than later. Or if there is another medical reason why he is putting on so much weight, I'd like to know. Is $300 about the norm for blood work? That just seems like SO much. I'm more than willing to pay it if thats about normal range. But geeze louise.. lol