Last week we examined the growing problem of feline obesity in modern society. This week we look at the steps we can implement to take control of our cat's weight and improve their overall health and wellbeing. The two biggest factors that need to be monitored and adjusted are diet and exercise. Feline Diet Many modern cat foods contain a lot of carbohydrates. A cat’s … [Read more...] about How to Treat Feline Obesity
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Fat Cats are a Growing Problem
Obesity isn’t an issue limited only to people. Over eating and inactive lifestyles are severely affecting the health of our pets as well and obesity is a common nutritional disorder in cats today. Obesity places additional stresses upon a cat’s body and can predispose them to more serious medical conditions including diabetes, arthritis, and hepatic lipidosis (liver … [Read more...] about Fat Cats are a Growing Problem
Hairballs and What to do About Them
Cats are fastidious groomers and they typically spend hours each day grooming themselves from head to tail. When a cat grooms itself it ingests loose hairs, and sometimes hair accumulates in the stomach rather than passing through the digestive tract to the bowel. Long-haired or medium-haired cats are more prone to developing hairballs than their short-haired cousins, as are … [Read more...] about Hairballs and What to do About Them