58% of cats are obese or overweight according to the Association of Pet Obesity Prevention.
- That equals a greater risk for type 2 diabetes, higher blood pressure, heart problems, arthritis and cancer.
- It also means more veterinary bills for your cat.
- Obesity is the number 1 health threat to cats today.
So what to do?
- Read your pet food bag! They list the proper serving for your cat; for age and weight.
- Try to start playing with your cat:
- Laser pointers
- String toys
- tinkle balls
- These all encourage movement.
- Stop any treats.
- Feed a higher protein, lower carb diet.
- No more food all the time: free feeding
- You may need to change to an automated feeder or timed feeder.