New Year Diet?
04 January 2020
If you're going on a diet as your New Year resolution, don't forget that your cat may need to be included in your plan. Being overweight can reduce your cat's quality of life. For example, they may struggle to move or groom themselves properly. Overweight cats are prone to joint problems and have an increased risk of developing weight-related illnesses such as diabetes mellitus and urinary infections.
Helping your cat stay healthy includes making sure they get plenty of exercise and don't overeat. You can help an obese cat lose weight, but prevention is better. If your cat is overweight, ask your vet for advice on an appropriate feeding regime to ensure they get enough nutrients, without being overfed.
Weighing food out daily is a helpful way to control portions. Some dry foods come with calibrated scoops, but these are easy to overfill. If you like to give your cat treats, reduce the amount of normal food you provide.