Just like with people, those few extra pounds pose several health risks. Cats with a body condition score of 6 through 9 are at risk of several health issues and here are just a few:
- Liver disease
- Lameness and arthritis
- Increased surgical anesthetic risk
- Decreased quality of life
If your feline friend is overweight or obese, don’t worry – it can be reversed and/or managed through a combination of proper nutrition, increased activity and if necessary, medication (for underlying conditions). Book an appointment with your veterinarian to discuss your options and lay out a weight loss plan to get your kitty fit and healthy!
You can also check out this quick video with tips on feline weight management. Some of the ideas are so simple and will actually further enrich your cat’s life ☺
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