Weight management for your Cat
All animals can gain weight without our knowledge, but this can have a significant impact on your cat's long-term health and happiness. Leadon Vale Veterinary Centre has a team who can offer nutrition and fitness coaching for your cat that will support their path back to a healthy weight for their age and breed, so you don't have to worry about it.
Nutrition for Cats
The diet of your cat will be crucial to weight loss because it is most likely the single most crucial element in establishing and maintaining a healthy weight. It's crucial to get the sort of food and frequency of feedings for your cat absolutely perfect, not simply the appropriate amount.
Cats need a sufficient daily diet of the vitamins D and E, a source of Omega 6, and a variety of minerals. Whether you choose wet or dry cat food, make sure to check the packaging to make sure the nutritional needs are satisfied. You might need to try a range of diets before discovering the one that cats favour because they can be picky eaters.
What should cats drink?
No matter how frequently your cat is fed during the day, it's still necessary to provide them with a bowl of fresh water. Water is a necessary ingredient, and milk is not a suitable substitute.
When should I feed my cat?
Our staff at Leadon Vale Veterinary Centre can provide guidance on the quantity and frequency of cat feedings. This depends on your cat's age, breed, activity level, and weight, among other things. Your cat will have varied dietary needs at various periods of its life, so it's vital to remember this and always ask for advice if you're unsure.
Foods cats can't eat
There are some foods that should never be consumed due to their inherent danger:
- Grapes & Rasins
- Macadamia nuts
- Anything with artifical sweetner
- Bread dough
Giving cats dog food is not a good idea because they can't adequately absorb carbs. Maintaining a healthy cat weight is best accomplished by feeding only meat-based, nutritionally sound, and nutrient-dense cat food.
Please schedule a consultation at one of our weight clinics at Leadon Vale Veterinary Centre to ask any questions you may have of our knowledgeable staff.