cat obesity

Why are British Shorthairs so fat?

British Shorthairs are not fat. They are cobby, which is a cat fancy word meaning stocky, muscular, heavyset with rounded…

1 week ago

I can feel my cat’s spine when I pet him

If you can feel your cat's spine when you pet him, he might be underweight. I say "might" because it…

1 month ago

Domestic cats should be able to self-regulate their weight so why do they become obese?

At first it mystified me as to why veterinarians describe a current domestic cat obesity epidemic. You never see obese…

2 months ago

Pet food manufacturers could provide summer and winter diets (and make more money)

I'm going to offer the pet food manufacturers a money-spinning idea which has just occurred to me. It may please…

2 months ago

Does a cat break into your home and eat your cat’s food? What do you do?

There is a story from Cornwall, UK, online this morning which reminds me of the difficulties of dealing with a…

3 months ago

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…

4 months 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…

4 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…

7 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…

8 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…

10 months ago