Maintaining your cat’s ideal body weight plays a vital part in increasing his or her life expectancy and keeping them in good health. Overweight cats, especially those that are significantly overweight are more susceptible to health problems that can lead to a variety of diseases. Obesity is a serious issue for many cats and is a complicating factor in diabetes, arthritis, heart conditions, liver conditions, gastrointestinal issues, skin and allergy problems, and other medical conditions. If you cat is overweight, there are options to help your cat get healthier and back in shape.
At Westchester Veterinary Hospital, we can provide guidance and offer tips for weight management. We will guide you in selecting the best variety of food as well as the right amount of food for your cat. In some cases, a diet that is specially formulated for weight loss that includes controlled portions and low calories treats is all your pet needs to achieve their weight loss goals. Typically, the most effective way to successfully shed a proper diet is combined with more play and exercise, the success rate of weight loss is significantly higher. Our veterinarians will work with you to create a personalized weight management plan that will help your cat lose the excess pounds and avoid potential obesity-related conditions.
For more information about our weight management plans, please call us today at (310) 645-4444.