So, once again our chubby cat Cottonball is on a diet. My husband used to say gravy would come out if she broke her leg. The other day I picked her up to brush her hair and realized how big she’s gotten again. We used to be pretty strict with her diet but we started feeding her different food when our second cat, Deadline, had urinary tract problems. Rather than get two types of food, we started feeding them both the food for cats with urinary tract problems. Hence, Cottonball has packed on some pounds, probably 2, but that’s a lot for a cat!
This article shares some great pictures of some of the world’s fattest pets and also discusses the importance of maintaining a healthy weight for your pet. Animals who are in their best weight range will live longer, happier lives.
We’ve discussed overweight pets on Pet Show in the past. Here are some tips to get you started if you have a pet who needs a little dieting help.
- talk with your veterinarian
- restrict access to food, meaning only give the recommended amount and don’t leave it out all the time
- use lower calorie pet food
- take your pets for walks and/or play with them (or if you have a chubby cat like mine, chase it a little)
We’ll be doing all of these things in our house. Wish Cottonball luck on her diet so she doesn’t end up looking like this doggy.
Staff Writer Dawn Marks