Why is my cat overweight?
We deal with thousands of cats every year and in our
experience there are only 2 reasons (other than a medical issue) that a cat
will gain weight when fed free choice. The first is the diet being fed is
metabolically incorrect for your cat. A diet containing too much starch would
be a classic example. The second is psychological issues. A cat found starving
may never be able to overcome his fear and will always overeat or a dominate
cat may cause another cat to overeat. The vast majority of already obese cats
can eat our food free choice and within 3 months their body fat will be at a normal
level. There are exceptions to this rule, but they are rare. If free choice
feeding is done correctly, most cats figure out on their own within a week or two.
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