Obesity is becoming more widespread among our feline pals for a variety of reasons. Being overweight can not only harm several organs, but it can also reduce a cat's life.
Vigilance and frequent veterinary treatment can help keep cats at a healthy weight. Learn to spot an overweight cat.
Weight gain may be why your cat has slowed down or stopped playing. Obesity can create joint and muscular problems, limiting a cat's movement and causing pain.
Overweight cats' stomachs often touch the floor, causing friction and balding. As a stress response to being overweight, these cats can develop barbering or hair loss.
Overweight cats are prone to urinary system infections & obstructions. If your cat strains to urinate, grooms the genital area excessively, or urinates blood, call the vet.
Overweight cats may have trouble jumping on furniture and other things. This can be caused by overweight-related joint problems or the cat's additional weight.
Veterinarians weigh cats using a 9-point scale during exams. Overweight is anything over 5 pounds. 6 is a somewhat overweight cat, and 9 is a significantly fat cat.
Extra weight might hinder cats' grooming. Parents may see matted fur on the back end or dirty genital areas.
Overweight cats expend more energy doing simple things. Heavy loads might cause fatigue and breathing problems.