It is important to feed your cat the right amount of food to help him stay healthy and happy. Overeating can lead to obesity, which increases a cat’s risk for arthritis, diabetes, and heart disease. Use the following tips to prevent your cat from eating too much:
Feed on a Schedule
Talk to your vet about how much your cat needs to eat and create a feeding schedule. Instead of leaving the food down all day and letting the cat decide when to eat, you should create the schedule to control how much the cat eats. Try to put down food at the same times every day to create a schedule that you can both follow.
Pay Attention to the Amount of Food
Many pet owners pour some food into a bowl without really paying attention to how much. It is important to keep an eye on the amount of food that you put into the bowl so you do not accidentally put too much down and make it easy for the cat to overeat.
Be Careful with Multiple Cats
If you have more than one cat, it is important to pay attention to all of their eating habits. You do not want one cat to eat more than another cat. Paying attention to their eating habits helps you monitor all of their food consumption.
Read the Instructions on the Bag
When you buy cat food, it will have instructions about how much you should feed the animal. Read the directions carefully to ensure that you feed the cat the right amount of food for its age and its size.
Whether you have questions about diet or your animal needs a checkup, the staff and the doctors at Horizon Animal Hospital are here for you. We provide a state-of-the-art facility with the equipment that can keep your animals healthy. To learn more about our services or our doctors, visit us online or call (480) 614-9500.
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