Do you know what is hepatic lipidosis? How much you love your cat?? The answer will be “a lot”. That’s why you give her lot of fatty food, right??? Hepatic lipidosis is a serious liver disease. This is mainly found in overweight cats. A few weeks before I read an article published by National Cat Adoption Center.
“Muffin was a fat cat weighing around 9.9kg. She was unable to do anything by her own. The staffs of the center used to make her bath and look after her. One day she lost her consciousness and was admitted in the veterinary center. The doctor said “its too late and we are totally helpless, now she is about to die”. Even she was suffering from the same disease of lipidosis. She was the favorite pet of all the members of the center. All members expressed their condolence over the situation, thinking they could not offer her a happier future”. Cats are unbeatable predators, capable of catching their own food. Your cat will be eating more than what you think. Besides this, if you keep on feeding her. Obviously, there’s no doubt that she is going to gain weight.
“Diabetes mellitus” sounds familiar?
Diabetes is a common diseases these days affecting a good percentage of humans. But have you ever thought, the same disease can be seen in your fat cats also. A diabetic cat should be injected with insulin shots on a regular basis.
Why feline obesity is so crucial?
If cats intake more food than needed, this will be stored in the form of fats. Their metabolic rate will slow down making them less active. The worst signs will be seen when they become old.
Tips to control obesity
- Make sure your cat gets enough exercise after a heavy diet. This will not give her excessive appetite.
- Keep them indoors when you notice her gaining extra weight.
- Plan a healthy diet for her.
- Ensure a quality check on the calories and the foods you buy.
- Consult with your veterinarian to know your pets basic caloric needs.
- Reduce the amount of snacks to reduce obesity problems.
Information about food
Cats require appropriate diet which is rich in protein and rich in moisture. Foods like lamb and duck have high fat contents.
Dry and wet foods
- Easy to measure and use. Keeps the cat healthy.
- Gives her a healthy teeth.
- Moreover, dry foods have longer shelf life than wet foods when opened.
- Your cat will chew this food more actively.
- Generally, cats prefer to crunch this dry foods. Because they don’t like this when soaked in water.
- Some cats prefer wet foods aroma and texture. This will be more convenient for them to eat without giving pressure to their teeth.
Try try but never cry
Its acutely important to lower your kitty’s weight. I recommend to weigh her every week until she gains her ideal body. Once you reach the goal, you can weigh her every three to six months to ensure she stays fit in her new healthy weight.
Originally posted 2016-03-06 00:00:34.