Obesity in domestic cats is a problem that has spread out more and more over the years.
The main cause is obvious, overweight cats have more calories than they need in their daily life. It goes without saying that this is dangerous for your pet, as it is detrimental to the animals health and is one of the prime factors developing a great deal of illnesses.
In this article, you will be able to understand if your cat has to battle obesity and what you can do to help her.
Should you be unsure about the ideal weight for your feline, note down the following parameters:
- Palpate his ribs. You should be able to feel these bones under a small layer of fat. If you struggle to find these bones, there is an excess of fat.
- Have a look at all areas of their body where bones protrude, such us ribs, hips, shoulders and spine. You should be able to feel the bones by just padding the animal, otherwise, your pet has to slim down.
- Look at your cat from above; if your feline does not have a waist or their waist is bigger than their hips, then your cat is obese.
- Look at your cat from front on, her chest must firmed. If your cat´s abdomen has a downward curve then your cat may benefit from a diet.
What shall should we do when dealing with an overweight cat?
First of all, We would like to advise to take yourl feline to the vet for a diet, this advice is mainly based on two main reasons: Discard any further health concerns beyond obesity, and the second reason is that an obese cat should NOT lose weight too quickly. It is estimated that a cat should never lose more than 1% of her weight per week, otherwise, it might develop a severe fatty liver disease.
Your cat will thank you with many more healthy years because of your efforts, even if he’s looking at you accusingly as you hide the treats. From Nugape We would like to show you our portfolio for dry cat food:
Our Supreme line is created with balanced formulas that allow an optimal care for the pet. These formulas are designed to satisfy different necessities of our cat, attending to different nutritional needs, and according to her energy consumption (i.e. active, hunter, sedentary or urban).
It is shown that these formulas have an excellent ratio of ingredients, making of these formulas an optimal digestibility feed. We can guarantee that a diet based on NUGAPE SUPREME CAT FOOD, will provide your cat with a great physiological state.
Nuthya Premium is focused on the latest advancement in animal nutrition, including specific ingredients which will provide your cat with an extra boost of caring, protection and pampering. Meat and meat by-products as well as top quality fish, along with yucca, provide a high nutrition value as well as an extra help in the digestion process. Always take into account that all the formulas above maintain the ideal parameters regarding proteins, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins and essential minerals.