A Guide to Safe and Healthy Cat Weight Loss

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A Guide to Safe and Healthy Cat Weight Loss


Cat weight loss is not something to take lightly. Weight loss in cats can be due to a number of factors. In order to maintain a healthy cat, you will need to monitor his or her weight very closely. At the first sign of change, you should visit your vet to make sure that there are no underlying health problems causing the weight gain. There may also be unforeseen dangers to weight loss if unhealthy conditions are present.

Cats become overweight for many reasons, but generally it is due to a combination of a lack of exercise and poor eating habits. Many people do not realize that they are overfeeding their cat, or feeding them the wrong foods. If a cat is more sedimentary, it needs food with a lower calorie content to avoid becoming overweight.

Once you have the clear from your vet you can easily help your cat lose weight effectively and in a healthy manner. If overfeeding is the problem, you can gradually lessen the amount of food being given at each meal. This way the cat will not mind the lower food amounts as much. After taking away a little bit more each day for about a week, your cat should be at the desired food intake level.

Healthy cat weight loss will not occur overnight. It takes time and dedication from both you and your cat. However, if after a couple of weeks you see no change, you might consider another trip to the vet or a lower calorie cat food.