Overweight and obese cats often outnumber cats of normal weight and are being seen more and more by veterinarians for various disorders. Obesity in cats can predispose the cat to diabetes, hepatic lipidosis and arthritis.
How do I know if my cat is overweight?
There are several things you can look for to determine if your cat is overweight. Some of them include lethargy, difficulty walking, running, climbing and grooming themselves, excessive appetites and when you touch your cat you cannot feel individual ribs. If you have any questions or concerns concerning your cat’s weight, please visit with your veterinarian to discuss your options.
How can I help my cat to lose weight?
Please come in to visit your veterinarian and they can talk to you about a weight loss plan for your cat!
What is offered during a nutritional consultation?
During a nutritional consult with your veterinarian, they would offer a weight consultation including the proper food to help them get to a healthy weight. Blood work would be offered as well, as overweight cats can be prone to diabetes.