The cat (the nobleman) eats everything in a row, gained a lot of weight. What to do?
Vadim: I have a cat, an ordinary nobleman eats everything. And it seems to me that he really gained weight what to do?
Doctor: Firstly, you need to decide on the type of feeding, after that - follow the norms of feeding and feed according to age and ideal weight. Not the actual weight, but the one you are striving for. There are ways to determine the condition of the animal:
- ideal weight - the ribs and spine are not visible, but clearly felt
- the waist is clearly expressed, a thin layer of adipose tissue around the chest is palpated
- overweight (10-20% higher than the optimal weight) - the ribs and spine are hardly felt, the abdominal belt (waist) is absent, pronounced fat deposits around the spine and at the base of the tail (in dogs), a distinct bulge of the abdomen (in cats)
- obesity (more than 20% above the optimal weight) - a thick layer of adipose tissue around the chest and spine, at the base of the tail (in dogs), in the abdominal cavity (in cats), a distinct convexity of the abdomen (in cats).
Obesity can lead to a huge number of different pathologies.