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Obesity in cats

Obesity in cats is unfortunately common. All cats can suffer from obesity and, just as in humans, obesity can cause various diseases and even shorten the life of the animal. What usually causes obesity is that the cat eats too much food for the energy it expends.

Neutered cats put on weight more easily than unneutered cats. This is because after neutering, hunger increases while metabolism decreases, which often leads to obesity. You should not allow a neutered cat to have free access to food as it will want to eat more than it needs and can use.

It is not easy to lose weight, so the best thing you can do to prevent your cat from becoming overweight is to take preventive action. You can do this by making sure your cat gets the activity and exercise it needs and is fed the right amount of food. You can determine the right amount of food by first of all following the recommendation on the packaging, but you can also keep an eye on your cat's weight and body condition and offer it a personalised and appropriate food.

If your cat is overweight, or unsure if it is, we recommend that you seek veterinary advice. The vet can also help you with a plan for how to reduce your cat's weight and how long this should take.

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