About 1 in every 2 cats in the US are obese. Other kitties struggle to keep weight on. We’ll prescribe a nutritional meal plan for your cat.
With hundreds of choices of cat food, how do you decide what’s best for your cat? Everyone seems to have an opinion on what’s best. As feline veterinarians, we have extensive training, and take the time to make individualized recommendations for your cat, based on your cat’s health or medical needs, and the most up-to-date science.
Being overweight or obese is the most common nutritional disease in cats, with 40-50% of cats in the United States affected. Even though they don’t really watch a lot of TV and drink beer, they are overweight because they are often sedentary and eat too much, or at least too much of a diet that is high in calories.
Preventing obesity increases lifespan and makes your cat more comfortable. It also prevents several health problems, including those that overweight people also have – diabetes, arthritis, and other problems. We assess weight and body condition at each examination.
Are you worried about your cats weight? Please call and we will help. Most importantly, don’t start your cat on “a diet” yourself – a life-threatening health condition can occur if weight loss is too rapid. We are glad to help so that your kitty can be as healthy as possible, and able to jump to all the favorite places. We will recommend a nutritional plan, and calculate out the calories needed by your cat, the amount to feed, and how best to feed your cat so that he or she will still be satisfied.