Feline obesity is an epidemic that can result in significant health problems. It is estimated that over half of the cats in the United States are overweight. It may be cute, but it is not healthy. As in people, obesity in cats leads to significant health problems such as arthritis, liver disease and diabetes.
It is important that pet owners take their cat to the vet at least once a year to ensure they are a healthy weight. In addition to weighing your cat, your veterinarian will measure your cat’s body condition score. If your cat is overweight, your vet will help you develop a diet plan.
It’s important to choose a diet that suits your cat’s nutritional needs.