Obesity is now one of the most common complaints seen by Veterinary Surgeons and it is entirely avoidable simply by measuring out portions and avoiding excessive treating.
You should be able to feel your cat’s ribs and not see them and they should have a visible waist behind the ribs when viewed from above. Cats tend to put fat on their tummies so even if you can see a waist, but you can feel large deposits of fat in this area, then your cat is overweight.Take control
Don’t give your cat human food as the calorie content will often be a lot higher than you think, and their stomachs find it difficult to digest. Stick to food and treats that are specifically designed for them; as their needs are different to ours. It is possible to make homemade treats for your pets that are healthy and low in fat - not to be shared with the rest of the family!! We’ve put together some for you to try at home.Treat Recipes