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Keep Your Cat Fit and Trim with These Strategies



You may have heard of "Meow"the morbidly obese cat.  This cat weighed 39 pounds, which is 27 pounds more than he should have weighed.  What a horrible thing to do to your pet.  In human weight, Meow was the equivalent of someone who is over 600 pounds.  Feeding your cat more food does not equate to more love.
Meow's owner, an 87 year old woman, had to turn him over to a Santa Fe shelter because she could no longer care for him.  Unfortunately, despite the shelter's best efforts to help Meow slim down, he died just a few months after he entered the shelter. 
There are many ways to help you cat avoid a similar fate:
1.  Talk to your vet about a prescription diet.  If your cat is overweight, talk to your vet about a prescription diet food such as Hills prescription diet cat food. A specialized diet food will give your cat the nutrition she needs while helping her shed excess weight.  Your vet can tell you how much food your pet should eat and how frequently during the day.
2.  Play with your cat.  Cats love to play, and if your cat is out of the habit or if it is difficult to play due to increased weight, consider buying a toy with a long string and a feather at the end.  Dangle this gently in front of your cat, and even the laziest cat will likely chase after it.  Start out slowly at first, and then allow your cat to play for longer periods of time.  The more she plays, the more exercise she is getting.
3.  Consider getting your cat a companion.  If you only have one cat in your home, consider buying a kitten.  Kittens are naturally very active, and chances are they will want to involve your older cat in their play.  While the transition for your cat may be difficult at first, soon your cat may love the companionship.
Feeding your cat a healthy diet and encouraging exercise and play are the two most important ways to make sure that your cat doesn't end up like Meow the cat.

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