How to help your overweight cat lose weight
Fortunately, it’s possible to help your cat lose weight. By doing this, and helping them maintain an optimal weight, you’ll increase their quality of life. Cats of a healthy weight have also been shown to live longer than those with obesity.
Cats become overweight when they eat more calories than they use, so the ﬁrst thing to address is their food.
Ask your vet about formulas designed specially for overweight cats, because if you just decrease meal sizes with their current food it could cause nutritional deﬁciencies.
Stick to the portion size on the pack and give them a space to eat alone. Cats are solitary hunters and shared feeding spaces could lead to stress-induced issues such as overeating. Regular physical activity is also essential for keeping your cat in healthy shape and for their overall wellbeing.
Give them plenty of toys and things to climb, particularly if they’re kept mainly indoors, and play games with them regularly each day.