Sunday Selfie with Dot

Meet Dot Kitten and friend, a tuxedo stuffy who lives on the cat tower near the front window. Join Dot, and us, and hosts Kitties Blue, for the Sunday Selfie – the friendliest and most enjoyable blog hop on the pet interwebs!

Portrait of Dot Kitten and Friend

Dot is one of the cats in the family who does not blog. She is our Founder Cat Dash Kitten’s sisfur, and is 10 now…..

Dot had been told to lose weight by the vet as she was tubby (OK too heavy…). The vet said if she did not, Dot risked diabetes and daily injections of insulin later on, so Mum and Dad determined to ensure she lost weight.

How do we get Dot Kitten to lose weight?

We stopped giving everyone Surfing Turfin  treats which seem to be higher in calories, and instead, have bowls of Nutro Weight Loss Adult cat, Orijen dried (from Canada), and a regular supply of Royal Canin ‘Exigient’ Savour as this is everyone’s favourite. Dot does not eat much wet much wet food, but enjoys some now and again, as a special teat.

As a result, Dot is losing weight, and is more active and engaged than she has been. This is very positive!

Dot Kitten and Friend Get Active!

We found that, just like humans, one of the best ways to get Dot to lose weight is to encourage her to be active. Children might play ball games, Dot chases Mr Red Dot, or our new Schru and this is a big benefit.

We all need to be conscious of our weight don’t we? 

Miranda Kitten
Dot Kitten and Friend Reporter!
Dot Kitten and Friend

 

 

 

 

 

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19 Comments

  1. Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles

    June 16, 2017 at 11:57 am

    We sure hope the good weight loss keeps up, and that soon you will be svelte and lithe!
    You are quite a pretty kitty, Miss Dot!

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  2. mommakatandherbearcat

    June 14, 2017 at 6:40 am

    Oh, wow. I’m embarrassed to admit I didn’t get the Dash/Dot Kitten thing until this post. {sigh} Don’t tell Bear … I’m on probation as it is ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • Dash Kitten

      June 14, 2017 at 8:45 am

      MOL!! Dot is named after a character in ‘Sunday in the Park with George’ by Stephen Sondheim ad Dash because he never, ever stood still!

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  3. The Swiss Cats

    June 14, 2017 at 4:55 am

    You look lovely, Dot kitten. Paws up for your weight loss program ! Purrs

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  4. Little Binky and Granny

    June 13, 2017 at 7:03 am

    What a lovely Dot kitten. Glad you’re making progress on your weight program. Here are some Good Luck Pawkisses to encourage you??

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  5. da tabbies o trout towne

    June 13, 2017 at 3:44 am

    waves two ewe dot frum all oh uz heer in TT !!! itz veree nice two meet ewe ~~ we R sorree no onez a loud surfin treetz any mor :(…but bee in happee N healthee iz better N de long run….happee week a head two all insert heartz XX

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  6. Robin

    June 12, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Dot is a beautiful girl! I’m glad I got to “meet” her today. My Manna is also 10 years old this month. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad to hear that Dot is making her way to a healthier weight. I could use to do that myself. Extra weight comes with so many problems for kitties and for people. I hope that she is feeling as good as she looks!

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  7. meowmeowmans

    June 12, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Well done, Dot! We are so glad you’re becoming more active and shedding some weight!

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  8. Jean Dion

    June 12, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Dot is a beauty! I’m glad you found a routine that works for her. Getting a kitty active isn’t always as easy as it might seem (just ask very lazy Popoki), but I’m so happy that Dot seems accommodating.

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

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  9. The Island Cats

    June 12, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Nice to meet you, Dot. Good luck with the weight loss program. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. Melissa & Mudpie

    June 12, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Good for you, Dot! So glad to hear you’re taking your weight loss plan seriously ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. Summer

    June 12, 2017 at 4:48 am

    Dot looks like a very sweet girl! I love seeing the non-blogging kitties, and I’m glad she is on a good weight loss program.

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  12. Brian Frum

    June 12, 2017 at 3:45 am

    Dot sure is pretty! We need to get Gracie to be more active too.

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  13. Zoe and Raja

    June 12, 2017 at 3:33 am

    Dot is beautiful. I’m so glad the diet is working. We run around all day, so usually not weight problems here, but our vet wants to keep us better hydrated, so mommy gives us grain free wet food with extra water. Zoe is fussy, so mommy has to change flavors and brands all the time. We get Origen for dry food and love all of the flavors. Treats are a different matter. Zoe is so fussy, that she just gets whatever junk food she will eat. Keep up the good work Dot.

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  14. Ellen Pilch

    June 12, 2017 at 3:24 am

    Dot is a pretty girl. I am glad you are helping her to lose weight.

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  15. speedyrabbit

    June 12, 2017 at 2:23 am

    Dot you’re not the only one who needs to lose some weight *sigh* xx Speedy

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  16. Charles Huss

    June 12, 2017 at 12:56 am

    That’s a great selfie and I am glad the diet is working.

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  17. Peaches & Paprika

    June 11, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Aren’t you guys the sweetest. And thanks for the weightless tips. My human always tells me I have gotten too chunky!!

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  18. erin the Cat (Princess)

    June 11, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    HI guys. I love your selfie tis week, and the pink heart. Interesting about that diet and the food, as I too need to lose a few ones here and there, mouse fat I call it but the consultant said it was cream related! How dare he, it’s my only little luxury. MOL
    Erin

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