In a previous article,”Obesity in cats” we talked about the causes and treatment of the disease. In it we noted that obesity develops gradually from small-set weight to the real health threats. It is important to notice that the contours of the pet started to “spread out” to quickly adjust to the diet and prevent the development of problems. But how to do it? What signs indicate overweight?
Surprisingly, many owners are not even aware about the excess weight of their Pets. Fat cat may look cute, but her increased interest in food easily ranked among personal qualities: “Yes, he just loves to eat!”. But unfortunately, sooner or later, the extra weight will definitely declare themselves on the negative side – and probably in a categorical form. To avoid this, you need to know which signs point to being overweight in order to adjust the diet and return your pet the perfect physical form! Unfortunately, if you run this question, “slight” excess weight turns into a significant obesity. And with it in a huge number of problems to cope with which will be more difficult.
So, symptoms of obesity in cats:
– Not palpable ribs.
Normally, the contours of the ribs is easily felt. If you find it hard to do this, be sure that a pet’s weight exceeds the norm. The more weight, the harder it is palpable ribs. And another hint: the cat of normal weight when she lies on her side, ribs a few stand out, while if overweight border of the ribs and abdomen are almost invisible.
– I can’t see the cat breathing.
If overweight, the respiratory movements of the cat visually almost imperceptible. In normal, if the cat is lying on its side, each inhale and exhale easily tracked.
– Perevalivaetsya gait.
If your cat is not pregnant, not sick, but he walks “like a duck” waddling from foot to foot, then she’s too fat. It does not matter if such a feature seems an alternative to “moonwalk” – with excess weight need to fight!
Here are three main features that will help to determine the time for the pet’s diet. Before changing diet be sure to consult with a veterinarian, it will provide useful recommendations.
Wish figure your cat always remained exemplary and does not exceed a threshold cat “90-60-90”!