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The Fat Cat
 
Although some cat breeds are naturally round and chubby-looking, no cat is naturally fat.

Some owners believe that their cat is cuter when fatter, but obesity can become a serious problem for your cat, and an invitation to health problems.

Use your own judgment when feeding your cat. If your cat is gaining weight then cut back on its food. Drastic changes could also be risky, so use small decreases when tailoring your cat's diet. 
 
Should your cat's eating problems continue you may want to see your veterinarian, since obesity may also be an indication of an underlying medical problem.

Your cat depends on you to make sure it's healthy, so remember to pay special attention to its diet and eating habits.

Is your cat overweight?

  Does your cat have difficulty grooming itself?
  Are your cats ribs coverd by a fat pad so thick that you cannot feel them?
  Has your cat stopped exercising and/or grooming itself because of its size
   and is deteriorating in physical appearance?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, your cats is probably overweight and you should follow the guidelines below.

Treating Obesity

  Cut down on your cat's in-between-meal snacks and handouts from your table.
  For finicky eaters, do not offer a wide assortment of foods. Most cats will eat
   more than they should from each offering.
  Don't leave your cat's food out for more than twenty minutes to prevent
  continuous snacking.
  Do not use milk as a substitute for water.
  Keep your cat active and play with it often.
  Consider purchasing lite cat food that is lower in calories.



 

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