Weight Management for overweight cats
A healthy weight is essential to support your cat's general health and wellbeing and could even help ease the early onset of certain weight-related diseases. Making sure your cat is being fed the correct diet can help encourage weight loss as well as weight maintenance.
Factors influencing an overweight cat
Did you know the following factors may make some cats more likely to suffer from weight gain at some point during their life?
Learn about your cat's body condition score
Understanding how to interpret a cat's body condition score is very useful as a pet owner. This will help determine if your cat is under or overweight and can help guide conversations with your veterinarian. Only weighing your cat without assessing a body condition score may lead to inaccurate results about their health. A body condition score can provide you with additional information and it concentrates on the look and feel of your cat.
Cat body condition score guide
Four key steps to maintaining a healthy cat weight
Research shows an ideal weight can help prolong their life, with one study suggesting obese cats may have their lifespan shortened by 1.9 years compared to cats with a normal body condition score.1
Understanding how to manage your cat's weight can be simple and involves the following four steps.
What is Satiety Support?
If your cat is overweight, your veterinarian will be able to suggest a suitable weight loss program, which may involve feeding your cat a weight management diet. Ask your veterinarian about suitable diets and see whether a Satiety Support diet is appropriate.
Effective in controlling begging
During a clinical trial, it was found begging was controlled in 82% of cats when fed a Satiety Support dry diet. As the products within the range promote a feeling of fullness after eating, cats may be less likely to beg or feel the need to eat spontaneously throughout the day.
Available as wet and dry diets
Also available as a wet diet, Satiety Support Weight Management Loaf in Sauce or Thin Slices in Gravy is ideal for cats who prefer wet food. A wet diet can also increase hydration while encouraging safe weight loss.
What do pets owners think about Satiety Support diets?
Find out how Satiety Support diets have worked for other pet owners, and how they could support your cat.
Products in the Weight Management range
Did you know there are three different categories within the Royal Canin Weight Management range? Depending on the stage of your cat's weight loss and nutritional needs, your veterinarian will be able to recommend the appropriate diet. Ask your veterinarian whether Weight Care, Satiety Support or Weight Control is a good option for your cat.
Weight Care diets
Best suited for cats with a body condition score of 4, 5 or 6 to help achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Weight Care diets provide adult cats that have a tendency to gain weight with a balanced diet and helps limit additional weight gain by providing an ideal fiber blend to help cats feel full.Buy now
Satiety Support diets
Satiety Support diets are tailored for cats with a body condition score of 7, 8, or 9 with a unique blend of fibers to help your cat feel full between meals during weight loss. Available exclusively through veterinarians, Satiety Support diets can help overweight adult cats lose excess weight, reduce begging behavior and ensure essential nutrient needs are met during weight loss.Find out more
Weight Control diets
Weight Control diets are suitable for adult cats that have been neutered or spayed and have a tendency to gain weight. Formulated to contain high levels of protein and fiber, Weight Control diets promote the feeling of fullness and help adult cats maintain an ideal weight after they have been spayed or neutered.