Cats Gaining Weight - Obesity

We always imagine cats as slender animals. Though longhaired cats seem to be stocky, under the perfumed hair they conceal, undoubtedly, iron muscles and not soft and bland tissues. 

When you see a cat loose form, either quickly or slowly, it has to be checked out. It could be either some failure in nourishment or maybe we are dealing with some serious disease. The possibilities are several: obesity, pregnancy, dropsy. In most cases, we should be able to discover it on our own. 

When you hear the scientific expression of adiposity, it sounds rather elegant. However, the reality is another. This disease that affects their well-being is increasingly frequent in cats, which is not good at all.  Not only because these graceful animals acquire an awkward (stubborn) and slightly skilful aspect, but because their health turns out to be unequivocally affected. Overweight submits the locomotive system to excessive requirements and causes numerous affections in the metabolism. So in another words, having an obese cat is not good.

Cats, which have a more independent character, by nature, tend to stuff themselves much less than dogs do, which are more of a group animal. Cats eat slower and with good manners, which can be altered when they have the competition of another cat or dog. In those cases, it will swallow even big pieces of food. Boredom and constant food offering will make them forget their good natural disposition. Emotional suffering also produces lack of appetite in cats, although sometimes it’s the opposite. Also when you spoil them offering them inadequate food such as sweets, they acquire unhealthy adiposities. Obesity is not always easy to verify. Their hair helps them dissimulate. Experts just need to pinch a fold of skin and will feel between the fingers the adipose subcutaneous tissue. If you hold it up, you will notice the difference between the tense body, even in longhaired cats, and flabby fatness.

The scale will allow us to have a more exact conclusion. A normal fed cat should barely change weight. A constant increase of weight in adult animals that enjoy a general condition without problems is a clear indication of obesity. Unfortunately, it is not possible to propose how much is normal weight since sizes vary. Do not use medication to repress appetite. There is nothing effective and innocuous for cats. Loss weight can only be achieved by simply reducing the amount of food. Lower it to half or a third of what you usually serve. 

Doing exercise helps. You can introduce your cat without violence, to a cage with a wheel. Taking walks with your cat on a leach is also helpful, doesn’t help loosing too much weight, but it’s good, not only for them, but for you. What has to be done first is to have just one person feed the animal. Many people wrongly think that you can only spoil their cat by giving them food. However, the intense effect is more important. The food has to be rich in fibers and energetically poor. For it, there exist special diets that they take with objection, but help them recover. Cats must always have fresh water. Milk is not considered as a drink and should not have it during treatment. If you weight your cat and it is not loosing any weight; it is because someone else is giving him food.

Strict owners might want to put their cat on a total deprivation diet, but I do not recommend it. You will get quick results, but after cats will deny eating. Remember they are very sensitive and get offended easily.

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