Cat Weight Management

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.

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Other Services offered by the Cat Care Clinic

At Cat Care Clinic, we aim to minimize the number of vaccinations given to our patients, but do believe in the importance of core vaccines for all cats.

We advise first time cat parents on litter box, mealtime and sleep habits. We’ll physically exam your kitten and administer the most important vaccinations.

Schedule your new cat or kitten’s first physical exam. Make sure everything checks out and treat any hidden troubles before symptoms start.

Acupuncture modulates pain and stimulates your cat's immune system. Cats with chronic chronic pain and disease benefit most from this treatment.

We can accommodate more than one cat in an exam room. If your cat has a buddy, bring them along for comfort, or schedule both cats in one exam.

Not all clinics are equipped to diagnose or complications specific to cats. Get a second opinion if you're not sure what to do next for your sick kitty.


From my earliest practice days in Madison (1988), Cat Care Clinic has always been a leader in feline medicine.  Cats […]

Madison East Side

Cat Care Clinic - East

1006 E. Washington Ave.

Madison, WI 53703

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Madison West Side

Cat Care Clinic - West

6722 Odana Road

Madison, WI 53719

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COVID-19 Care Updates • Modified April 29, 2022