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When weight gain creeps up on your cat it can have a huge difference on their long-term health and wellbeing, even with just a few extra pounds. The thought of tackling weight loss needn't weigh on your mind. The team at Maven Vets can support you with nutrition and exercise plans that will guide your cat along their journey back to a healthy weight. 

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Food for thought

Your cat's diet will be integral to this, as this is probably the single most important factor in promoting and sustaining a healthy weight. It is not just the amount that is imperative to get right, but the type of food and number of times per day your cat should eat.

Cats require a good daily dose of vitamins D and E, a source of Omega 6 and a balanced intake of minerals. When choosing cat food, be sure to read the packaging to ensure the nutritional requirements are met, whether the food is wet or dry. Cats can be fussy eaters so you may have to try a variety of options to see which one suits your cat’s needs the best.

 

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Quench their thirst

Do ensure a bowl of clean drinking water is available throughout the day for your cat, no matter how regularly you feed them. Milk is no substitution for water and is best avoided, no matter how much your cat may lap it up.

Feeding time

How often and how much you feed your cat can be advised by your veterinary team here at Maven Vets as this will depend on several factors including age, breed, weight, activity level. It’s important to remember that your cat will have different dietary requirements at different life stages so do check with your veterinary team along the way.

Food glorious food

There are certain foods that should be avoided at all costs because they are inherently dangerous:

  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Raisins and grapes
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Bread dough
  • Alcohol
  • Anything containing artificial sweeteners

Cats cannot effectively process carbohydrates which is why dog food (heavy in carbohydrates) is a no-go. Sticking to a meaty, nutritionally balanced and nutrient-rich cat food is the best way to help sustain and promote a healthy weight for your cat.

For any questions you may have, please book one of our weight management clinics and speak to our friendly team.

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