I've known for a while that I need to put my Siamese Max on a diet, when he had his vaccinations last year they weighed him and he weighed 5 kg. He's not small but slight otherwise so shouldn't weigh that much. They said he should lose a kg. It's been very difficult due to the other cats that we had at the time, but now we are down to 2 as my two black boys died within a few weeks of each other aged 14 and my friend's cat who I was looking after has gone back to her now, so I only have Max and old Tabby. As she sleeps all day (we don't know how old she is as she walked through our door about 9 years ago and the vet couldn't determine how old she was), I feel I can now work out how much Max eats. I feed him Pets at Home Purely dried food and Bozita wet food in the morning. I checked the packs last night and he's allowed 60g of Purely dried, so I weighed that out last night and will refill it tonight when I go to bed. On top of that I gave him a very small spoon of Bozita for breakfast. Does this sound ok? I've read that cats can become very ill if they don't get enough to eat as their internal organs start to break down and obviously don't want to endanger him. I know part of the reason he's put on weight is lack of exercise as he's not allowed out. Also he had an op on his liver when he was half a year old and put on lots of weight following that I think. Without letting him out, is there anyway he can exercise in the house to help him lose weight? We play with Da bird with him and also he has lots of toys that he runs around with in the morning, although from mid morning to bedtime he sleeps most of the time. We throw his toys at bedtime for him and he jumps and catches them behind the footstool! I considered a cat climbing toy (with platforms and scratching posts) but the big ones are really expensive and he didn't use the little scratching post we bought when we got him. He used to chase my other cats but now has no one to chase. I'm scared to get another kitten (even if my hubbie said I could!) as Max would make his life a misery! Same goes for adopting a rescue Siamese - what if they don't get on? Anyway, thanks for listening. Grateful for any advice.