Overweight Cat Help
Many cats are overweight, which can cause many problems. It is important to keep your pet at a healthy weight to ensure they live a long, happy life.
How do I know if my cat is overweight?
If you suspect your cat may be overweight, there is a chance they are. We base a healthy weight on a body condition score. The ideal weight is described as being able to feel their ribs through a thin layer of fat and having a waist tuck behind the ribs. They should be visible from above the cat, and from the side.
How can I help my cat lose weight?
Weight loss can be achieved through exercise, especially with an indoor cat. Encourage playtime each day! If exercise alone isn’t enough, you should speak to your vet about a proper amount of food or even a weight loss diet. Many conditions can cause your cat to be overweight, regardless of the amount they are eating.
What is offered during a nutritional consultation?
During a nutritional consultation, your veterinarian can calculate your cat’s calorie requirements to reach and maintain a healthy weight. They can give you a detailed guide on how much to feed your pet. They can also discuss any pre-existing conditions that may limit what exercise methods, or diets that may be appropriate.