How to Put Your Cat on a Diet Effectively

Has your cat been moving more slowly, sleeping more than usual, and losing interest in playtime? It’s not uncommon for pets—or their owners—but if your feline friend has become overweight, you might need to put it on a diet. Vicki Jo Harrison, president of the International Cat Association […]

Another indicator that your cat needs a diet change is that it cannot groom some areas of its body properly because it can no longer reach them, according to Kornreich.

A cat is considered overweight when it weighs 10 to 20 percent more than its ideal body weight, explain Dr. Krista Williams and Dr. Robin Downing in an article on the website of animal hospital chain VCA. A cat is obese if it weighs 20 percent or more above the ideal.

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