Weight

Health problems associated with feline obesity

The following health problems are linked to cat obesity. The information comes from a study by Hand et al 2000…

3 days ago

I can feel my cat’s ribs

For a cat of ideal weight, there is a layer of subcutaneous fat over their ribs which provides padding and…

2 weeks ago

I can feel my cat’s backbone

The question is asking whether your cat is underweight if you can feel the vertebrae running down the spine. I…

2 months ago

How much weight should my obese cat lose each week?

To be on the safe side check that your cat is not obese for medical reasons and that it is…

4 months ago

The reason why people are fascinated with fat domestic cats but discriminate against fat people

The NBC News author F. Diane Barth asks why fat animals such as cats are called 'chonky' and discussed with…

5 months ago

How to help your cat lose weight

A lot has been written on how to help your cat lose weight. You can overcomplicate it or you can…

7 months ago

Reasons why some cat owners have overweight cats

Although this is a complicated subject and there are many reasons why some cat owners allow their cats to become…

8 months ago

UK veterinarians are buying lifting equipment for fat cats and porky pooches

The pet obesity crisis in the UK is a constant source of news. It is worrying. I was surprised to…

8 months ago

Do spayed and neutered cats put on weight?

The answer is that spayed and neutered domestic cats 'tended to be heavier than those that weren't'. So the answer…

8 months ago

Do domestic cats overeat to alleviate stress?

This is a discussion post. I don't know the answer and neither do the scientists as far as I aware.…

9 months ago