Wondering how to help a cat lose weight? We’ve got some tips that can help.
Our feline friends tend to put on weight as they age. This can be due to a number of factors, including changes in appetite, physical activity, and body composition. And while overweight kitties are certainly an internet favorite, there are plenty of good reasons to help your cat cut back.
An estimated 60% of all cats in the U.S. are packing too many pounds, according to Pet Obesity Prevention. If you have to press firmly on your cat’s sides to feel her ribs, or if she’s more round than hourglass, it’s probably time to make a plan. Consequences of this extra weight include increased risks of everything from diabetes to urinary tract disease, as well as an overall decrease in a cat’s quality of life. In many instances, it can also shorten a cat’s lifespan.
Of course, you want your kitty to be at their healthiest — and so do we! To help you do it, we’ve outlined some of the best tips out there for helping a cat lose weight. So if your furry friend needs to slim down, start with the advice below.