The healthy adult body weight for a cat is between 3-7 kg, obese cats can get up to 12kg.
Obesity is caused by excessive, long term, over consumption of too many calories, inappropriate diet and inadequate exercise. A lack of enrichment (eating out of boredom) and owners showing too much love through food can also contribute.
Once a cat has started to become overweight, they can spiral towards obesity, so early prevention is key! Feed Frontier Pets cat food, give your cat plenty of exercise and provide other interests for stimulation. We want our precious cats to have a healthy relationship with food.
Enrichment toys that rely on prey drives and curiosity are a great tool.
Cats will preferably be eating small amounts 3-4 times daily. A common mistake cat owners make is leaving food down continuously. Offer for five minutes and then take up again if it has not been eaten.
Too much food is not healthy – consider how else you can express our love for our kitty without overfeeding them?