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Your pet needs to be healthy if you expect them to live long and healthy lives and as the owner you are responsible for making sure that this happens. One of the biggest mistakes that pet owners make is giving their cats too much food. They fill their food bowl anytime that it is empty to ensure that they are eating enough not once thinking that they might be overdoing it.

Before you know it your skinny kitten turned into a fat cat that lounges around all day and only gets up to eat and drink. Your once energetic young feline has become overweight. So how do you fix this problem? There is no set diet for cats – but there are many different things that you can do that will help your cat to shed those extra pounds.

Like with humans one of the most important thing that you can do for your cat to help them lose weight is to make them exercise. The best way to get them to exercise is to buy some fun toys that they will love and that will force them to get up and move around. Find simple cat toys that they can chase. One of the best ones that I found was a pen light. Turn the lights on and enjoy watching them trying to catch it. They can do this for hours!

Many people find it unusual when they take their cats out for walks – but it is possible. You can purchase a leash for your feline and take them out for a nice walk at the end of the day. It might take them a little while to get used to it – but it is possible.

It is time to get rid of those cat treats. Some cats really only ask for treats because they are seeking attention from their owners. Try to give them that attention and less of the treats. Pet them, cuddle with them, and groom them instead.

Whatever you do make sure that you do not give them any extra food that you cannot eat. If you have to put them in another room while you are eating your dinner so you don’t have to feel bad for them.

With that being said you have to make sure that you give them smaller portions throughout the day of their usual cat food. The only way an overweight cat is going to shed the pounds is if they are exercising and eating the proper amount of food. Just make sure that you are letting them have enough water. This will help to keep them hydrated during playtime and will keep their bodies healthy.

One Response to “Helping Your Cat To Lose Weight”

  1. This article sounds like it was written for my cat. All he will do is eat and sleep I tried to put him on the treadmill but all he does fall off the back and lay there like he’s dead.

    Posted by: Angie Atkins on on March 5th, 2009 at 10:16 pm.