Quick Tips: Fat and the Single Cat

Special foods can help cats lose weight. Your veterinarian can help you choose the right diet for your cat.

Posted: Mon Feb 17 00:00:00 PST 2003

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catIt is common for cats to gain weight after they are spayed or neutered. However, if your cat is still young, say less than 2 or 3 years old, it should still be quite playful. If your cat is sluggish or doesn't play like it used to, take it to your veterinarian for a checkup. While serious health problems are unlikely, the possibility should be ruled out.

If everything is all right, then a different diet is probably in order. Gradually switch your cat to a formula designed for less active or overweight cats. Diets for less-active cats generally have somewhere between 10 and 14 percent fat, while weight-reducing diets may be less than 10 percent fat. In addition to providing a clean bill of health, your veterinarian can also recommend the appropriate diet to feed your cat.

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Galadriel    Lothlorien, ME

11/8/2013 11:50:24 PM

Exercise!

Janet    Bethlehem, PA

7/17/2013 2:20:26 PM

thanks

Janet    Bethlehem, PA

11/2/2012 5:57:07 PM

good article, thank you

c.beth    mt carmel, PA

6/17/2011 8:48:19 AM

informative. its good to knowwhat an acceptable fat content for weight loss is

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