Maintain a healthy weight

cat weight

Weight loss can be accompanied by a loss of appetite or even an increase in appetite, but either way it needs to be checked out.  Although it can be normal for older cats to lose a little weight, it can also be a sign of infection or disease, so it’s best to be checked out as soon as possible.

Being overweight increases the risk of diabetes and high blood pressure and joint problems but as cats age their body slows and uses less energy making it easier to gain excess weight

  • Feed a diet specially formulated for senior cats.  They provide fewer calories whilst ensuring your pet gets the correct nutrients they need, and without going hungry.
  • Weigh regularly.  Your cat will be weighed at their annual health check, but you are welcome to visit any of our branches to have your cat weighed regularly throughout the year.  An appointment isn’t necessary.

At our free weight clinics our nurses advise on how to lose weight safely and monitor weight and body condition.  

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Maintain a healthy weight