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Are You Overfeeding Your Pet Cat?

Many cat parents are guilty of committing mistakes when it comes to feeding their pets, which can possibly compromise their cat’s health and well-being. On top of the list is giving much more.

Many cat parents assume that filling their pet’s food bowls with food, much more than they need each day, is one way to show care and affection for their furballs. Unfortunately, this practice has contributed to the significant increase in the number of obese and overweight cats, a nutritional problem that many experts often consider an epidemic. Carrying excess pounds increases a cat’s risk to developing serious health issues like diabetes, osteoarthritis, kidney disease, liver problems, heart problems, and some forms of cancer. Obese cats are also more prone to developing ‘metabolic syndrome’.

The recommended amount of calories that cats should consume is between 24-35 calories per pound per day. In addition to keeping a close eye on your pet’s calorie intake, regular physical activity can help keep your kitty within a healthy weight range. It is advisable to work closely with your vet London, ON when you are trying to help your pet lose weight.

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