Did you know that more than 50% of all American cats are obese or overweight? In a 2017 survey by Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), 56% of dogs and 60% of cats were classified as clinically overweight or obese by their veterinary healthcare professional. This means that in 2017, there were 50.2 million registered dogs and 56.5 million registered cats who are overweight. Although chubby cats are adorable, those extra pounds can have terrible consequences for their joints, heart, and pancreas. Read on to learn more about the prevention and treatment of feline obesity and keep your kitty healthy and happy for many years to come.
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One of the main factors that influences and shapes the health of all cats is nutrition. Personalized diet for cats is designed according to the cat's genetics, physique and lifestyle. In order to be able to design a high-quality personalized diet, it is crucial to learn the role of genetics in diverse responses to different nutritional intakes. There are currently two young fields of nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics that are actively searching for the answers we are all looking for.
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"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" - Hippocrates, a Greek physician and The Father of Western medicine
One of the main factors that influences and shapes the health of all cats is nutrition. The idea behind he targeted nutrition is planning a personalized diet for cats based on its genetics, physique and lifestyle. In order to design a personalized diet, it is crucial to learn the role of genetics in diverse responses to different nutritional intakes. And two young fields of nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics may be hiding the answers we are all looking for.
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Attention all fur-parents! Do you have an overweight cat? Or a greedy little Burmese? Well this is the article for you. Diabetes is perhaps one of the most common endocrine diseases seen today in modern domestic cats. It’s most prevalent in indoor cats and chubby cats, and has been shown to be over-represented in Burmese cats. In this article we will cover everything you need to know about diabetes and its relation to overweight cats, feline diet, pedigree and breed and environmental risk factors. Important stuff, so do read on!
Although chubby cats are adorable, those extra pounds can have terrible consequences for kitty’s joints, heart and pancreas. Feline obesity lowers your cat’s life expectancy and increases your cat’s risk for diabetes and cancer. If your cat is overweight, you CAN help your cat achieve a healthy weight before it’s too late. Here are 6 reasons why your cat could have a big belly, and ways to get around them: