As humans can gain weight, our cats do too. According to figures half of today’s kitties are overweight.
“Obesity in cats is caused by the similar factors of what in humans, such as too much food or not enough exercise.
We can’t ignore the negative effects of an overweight cat. Too many pounds can lead to various problems ranging from heart disease to diabetes and arthritis.
Luckily, improving your cat’s food and lifestyle can help her shed some pounds.
1. Turn to Scientific Methods
There are scientific methods online concerning a cat’s ideal weight. They will instruct you measurements of your cat and then tell you exactly the weight level of your cat is and her perfect weight.
2. Consult Your Vet
When you have your cat for her regular checkup, asks your veterinarian to do a body condition score so you have a clear understanding of the condition how much weight she needs to lose if she is overweight.
3. Use Your Eyes — and Hands
Check out the body of your cat yourself. You can feel her ribs without an excessive amount of fat on them, but you have to count on them. Look at each part of your cat carefully and regularly in order to have a checkup if she is overweight.
Looking at the upward parts of your cat, you have to make sure if its chest is wider and the flanks that refer to the area between the ribs and the pelvis. If you are standing in the side of the cat, the chest should tuck up as it goes into the abdomen.
If you find it difficult to find the ribs that you really have to press, it indicates that the cat is getting heavy. And if you get started to lose the indentation on the waist and the tuck up to the abdomen, it indicates that your cat is overweight.