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How To Tell If Your Cat Is Overweight

Last updated 6 years ago

When you bring your cat to a cattery in Brisbane, perhaps because you’re heading off for a holiday, you’ll come across all kinds of other cats. Some are big, some are small and some have longer fur than others. So how can you tell if your cat is heavier than they should be? After all it isn’t always easy to tell simply at a glance.

Take A Quick Trip To The Vet

Since cats do differ from each other, the best way to find out whether your cat is too heavy is to consult your vet. An obese cat is just as likely to suffer from additional health problems as an overweight person, so it is a good idea to make sure you know how much weight he has to lose and how you can do it. Your vet will be able to provide advice on how to put your pet on a weight reducing diet if necessary, and also what type of food to feed him and when. There are special diet cat foods on the market that have balanced nutrients in them, so he can still get everything he needs even when he is eating less.

Check Their Body

One of the easiest ways to check if a cat is overweight is to run your hand over their body. If their belly is protruding this could be a sign that they are overweight. When feeling the underneath of their body you should be able to feel their ribs, if not they could be overweight.

Cattery Brisbane

If you are booking your cat into a pet hotel in Brisbane and you think he may be overweight, seek advice on his diet first. This way you can advise the staff at the Samford Pet Resort in Brisbane what type of food he should eat and how often. For more information on this pet resort, phone (07) 3188 0934.


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