Updated: Aug 24, 2019
When it comes to cats a lot of people give their cats way too much food. Cats Protection ran a survey of 1,120 cat owners that revealed that around a quarter of Britain's cats (23 per cent) were considered to be overweight, yet their owners continued to feed them too much.
Whether out of love or just not knowing the proper amount to be feeding your cat, obesity in cats is just as serious in cats as it is in humans, if left unchecked it can lead to serious health issues including a significant risk of diabetes and arthritis.
I used to be one of those people that left dry food out for our cats but after an expensive vet visit for Midnight that is changing as of this month. At first we noticed midnight not urinating enough and so we thought it might have been a urine infection.
When we took her to the vets we were really surprised to hear that our furry baby weighed in at 5.32kg. We were told that other than being really overweight Midnight is perfectly healthy. According to the vet the average weight recommended for a household cat is 3kg.
If you are unsure about how much to feed your kitty then take a look on the back of your cat food packages as most brands have a feeding guide on the pack. Find your cats weight and you will have the the right amount of wet and dry food to feed your feline friends.
I will be keeping a diary of her weight and improvements I make until Midnight hits her goal of 3kg so stay tuned.