Obesity in Older Cats Print

Obesity in Older Cats - As older cats are not as active as younger ones, they may become overweight or obese if given the same amount of food as when they were younger and more active.

It is usually easily noticeable if your cat becomes overweight. This situation is unhealthy as it can result in more serious conditions such as heart problems and diabetes.

Rather than simply cutting down on the cats existing food ration, it is better to consider a lower calorie diet. Specialist lower calorie cat foods are produced by several pet food manufacturers for older cats. Before introducing a lower calorie diet for your cat you should discuss it with your vet.