Do you have a cat that appears to be a little on the chunky side? Does your cat feel heavy and is hard to lift? There are many fat cats out there that could use a little weight loss. If you want to get your fat cat back in shape, look at the tips in this article.
Visit your local shelter if you’re thinking about getting a cat. There are tons of loving cats there, and the fees often cover the needed vet care. Adopting from a pet shelter benefits the cat population.
Let kittens and cat-friendly pet dogs get to know each other slowly. Put up a baby gate to keep dogs in one room while your new kitten gets used to its surroundings. Supervise carefully when the kitten ventures to the gate to meet the dogs. When the kitten feels safe, it will climb the gate. If it feels threatened, it will pop right back out to safety.
Choose a high quality food. The key to a healthy cat starts with nutrition. Take a look at the ingredients label. If you look at most ‘popular’ commercial cat foods, you may be surprised to see the top ingredient listed is corn. Cats are carnivores, so look for a food with a real meat as the top ingredient. You may pay more up front, but these foods are often more nutritionally dense, meaning your cat eats less and the bag lasts longer.
Get a pet water fountain. Cats can be prone to dehydration, and running water entices them to drink. It is an evolutionary habit that developed because in the wild, running water is less likely to be contaminated than a stagnant pool. Your pet will enjoy the water more, and will drink more often.
Enticing kitty to stay off the kitchen counter is sometimes challenging. If your cat is high, he can see everything that is going on. One way to nip this problem in the bud is to give your cat a dedicated perch of their own as an alternative to using your space. If you place a cat tower around the kitchen area, they may be less likely to lay on your counters.
Cats are hunters by nature. They love to chase mice and other small animals and insects. Buying little fuzzy mice filled with catnip and batting them around with your cat is a great idea. Your cat will feel as though they are really hunting prey. This will also help you to connect with your cat better.
Do not allow your cat to stay bored all of the time. Cats need play and exercise like other pets. But, too many cat owners fail to realize this. Cats that are bored may develop obsessive compulsive disorders, depression, or other issues that can harm their health. Make sure you give them lots of toys and room to play. If they stay indoors make sure they have a scratching post for climbing.
Your cat may be fat, but it doesn’t have to stay that way. Just like humans, cats can pack on a few pounds under certain conditions. Help you cat out and make sure it loses those extra pounds with the tips from the article. Your cat will have more energy and will be able to move around more freely.