Everyone loves an extra “fluffy” cat, but is your cat overweight? Extra pounds can lead to a number of health problems for your pet.
If you are not sure if your cat is overweight, ask your veterinarian, or check out this easy to use body condition score chart.
If your cat is overweight, he has plenty of company – a 2015 survey found that almost 60% of North American pet cats were overweight. Many factors, including overfeeding, genetic disposition and a slow metabolism can cause obesity in cats. The good news is that with your help, your cat can shed those extra pounds.