Is Your Cat Getting More and More Chubby?

This is Raja, our overweight cat!

Raja started out a reasonably svelte 12 lbs when we got her from a local shelter at age 7. Then, barely 2 years later, she was up to a hefty 15 lbs!

Diet cat foods were no help. Then, I happened to read a book: "Your Cat, Simple New Secrets To A Longer, Stronger Life" and it changed everything.

We invite you to follow our quest for a healthy weight-loss plan for this funny, personable and very talkative cat.

Hopefully, together we can help all our cats live healthier and thinner lives!

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New to try... "Young Again" Low Carb Dry Cat Food...

A reader of this blog has turned me on to a new cat food brand that looks to be the miracle dry food we've all been waiting for!

It's only available via mail order, and it's not cheap (or maybe it is... read on for details), but it appears to be another option to add to the low-carb dry foods that I have previously recommended in: "Low Carbohydrate Dry Cat Food Does Exist! BUT Is It Right For Your Cat?"

The new brand that a reader mentioned is "Young Again". You can visit their website at: for all the details... and, there are quite a few, including a chart comparing "Young Again" to other premium brands... very helpful.

They have 2 versions of dry cat food that are surprisingly low in carbohydrates (one variety actually has zero carbs!). They are: Young Again 50/22 Cat Food and Young Again Zero Carb Cat Food.

As I mentioned earlier, this food is not cheap, it costs $49 for an 8lb bag of the Zero Carb version and $38 for the same size bag of the 50/22 variety. But you may be actually saving money by using either of these cat foods (see below.)

And, shipping is free with a $30 purchase, so you're covered there even if you order the smallest bag of food.

Why two different varieties of Young Again Cat Food?

The Young Again 50/22 Cat Food should be good for weight maintenance in a healthy, non-diabetic cat while the Young Again Zero Carb Cat Food is designed for pre-diabetic and diabetic cats as well as cats that simply need to lose excess weight.

What's the difference between the two versions of "Young Again" cat food?

The 50/22 Cat Food has 50% protein, 22% fat and less than 5% carbohydrates, while the Zero Carb Cat Food has 55% protein, 24% fat and 0% carbs... Wow!

Both should work to keep your cat from getting fat while supplying your little friend with quality nutrition at the same time.

However, there is one caveat I feel must be pointed out... The Young Again 50/22 variety uses potato starch in its formula (a high-glycemic index carbohydrate - very bad for your diabetic cat). Fortunately, the Zero Carb version is potato-free.

About the price:

Although they seem a little pricey, the "Young Again" cat food varieties may actually cost less than the other food you've been feeding your cat. According to the "Young Again" website, because of the high protein and low carbs, your cat should eat less of this high-quality food compared to the usual brands of dry cat food, saving you money on a daily basis.

My recommendation:

Although we haven't tried "Young Again" yet, it looks like a reasonable option for feeding dry food if that is your cat's preference. (You can see my other recommendations for feeding dry food here: "Low Carbohydrate Dry Cat Food Does Exist! BUT Is It Right For Your Cat?")

Benefits of "Young Again" cat foods (according to their website):

Cats love our food's naturally meaty taste so conversion from their current food is easy. Best of all, in less than three months your cat will:

  • Increase lean muscle and lose excess fat
  • Want and need to eat less - and never go hungry
  • Quickly achieve and stay at their healthiest weight
  • Have much more energy and a friendlier disposition
  • Also avoid urinary tract issues
  • Produce less solid waste for a cleaner litter box
  • Have the soft, kitten-like fur you love to touch
  • Get twice the nutrition for about the same cost per day as regular or even "designer" cat food

Young Again Cat Food is Also a Great Value. Our all-natural food costs about the same price per month as ordinary or even premium "designer" foods that can be packed with grains and carbs - yet lasts twice as long.

Satisfaction Guaranteed. If after 60 days you don't agree that your cat(s) never looked or felt better, return the unused portion of food for a full refund. Buyer is responsible for the cost of return shipping.

Hi everybody! Tom here ("Help-My-Fat-Cat-Lose-Weight" blog author).

Just wanted to let everyone know that I have moved the comments that were listed at the end of this post to a brand new blog post.

There were so many comments and they were so important to those of us considering "Young Again" cat food that I decided to give the reader comments their own blog post.

Please check the post entitled: Important! Reader Comments About Young Again Low Carb Cat Food... dated October 18, 2012 for complete comments.

Thanks to all my readers and a special thanks to those "guinea pigs" out there that were willing to try "Young Again" and let us know how their cats reacted!


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