October 7th is Pet Obesity Awareness Day. We wrote a post that presented some of the high costs of having an overweight or obese cat. Today we outline some steps to keep your cat lean and healthy.
The decisions that you make about your cat’s food are the most important factors that will determine if your cat is overweight or not. First and foremost is how much you feed your pet. Overfeeding, pouring too much food and neglecting to take into account treats, is the single biggest driver of the pet obesity problem. Secondly, feeding your cat appropriate and high quality food will ensure that your cat is provided a balanced diet, free of fillers and potentially harmful artificial additives. The tips below will help you develop a food strategy that will keep your pet trim and healthy.
For those who want the convenience of automation and the peace of mind that their pet will be fed properly (even when the pet owner is away from home), the Petnetio SmartFeeder is built to provide pet owners with all of the above information and automatically create a customized and appropriate food strategy for their pet.
However you do it, make it a priority to keep your pet at the proper weight. Just think, a little discipline around your pet food and feeding regime can end up saving you lots of money in vet and medicine costs, while possibly extending your pet’s life by as much as 10-20%.
Steve is an advocate for healthy pet food offerings.