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Healthy weight starts with healthy habits

A healthy weight is key to your cat's general health and wellbeing. Here are four simple ways to maintain that healthy weight and keep your cat in good shape.

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Healthy weight isn't only measured on a scale

Weighing your cat is not the only way to check if they're overweight. You can find out if your cat's a healthy weight by asking your vet how to use the Body Condition Score.

Healthy Shape
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Healthy activity requires play

Playtime is key to keeping your cat stimulated, active and at a healthy weight. The amount of exercise varies based on factors such as their age, weight and breed.

Healthy Activity
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Healthy portions are smaller than you think

Many pet owners think their cat needs more food than it really does. This means that many cats are overfed; not only can this cause weight gain, but may lead to other health issues.

Healthy Portioning
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Healthy growth lasts a lifetime

Losing weight is more difficult than preventing weight gain in the first place, so it's important that healthy habits and behaviours are set from day one.

Healthy Growth
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A word from Alexander German, Professor of Small Animal Médicine

Success should be viewed less in terms of reaching a 'perfect weight', than in permanently maintaining weight lost. Unless bad habits are permanently changed, long term weight management will fail.
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— Alexander J. German, Royal Canin Professor of Small Animal Médicine; Head of the Royal Canin Weight Management Clinic, University of Liverpool, UK

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If you have concerns about your cat's health, get in touch with a vet for professional, specialist advice.

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