- Pay Attention to Your Vet’s Advice
If you haven’t observed your cat gaining a few pounds here and there, don’t be surprised if your vet mentions that they might need to lose a few pounds at their yearly visit. Your veterinarian knows what they’re talking about, and you should listen to their advice.
If there are no obvious underlying causes for your cat’s weight growth, your vet will usually offer an overall suggested weight loss to work towards gradually. In extreme circumstances, they may advise you to follow a particular prescription weight-loss diet. Regular check-ins at their clinic to track progress may also be recommended.
- Think About What You Feed Your Cat
The quality of commercial cat food varies greatly. Some may contain unneeded added sugars, while others may be unusually heavy in fat.
Canned food includes more water than dry kibble, is easier for your cat to digest, and is preferred by many cats. As part of the program, some owners choose to feed a higher proportion of wet food than dry food. Over-the-counter weight-loss regimens are also available in pet retailers. These aren’t meant to be magical, and measuring quantities is still required, but they can aid in a tiny manner.
Examine what you’re currently feeding your cat and make a gradual switch if you find it’s not as healthy as you thought. If necessary, your veterinarian or a skilled pet nutritionist can provide extra guidance