Your Cat is Likely Overweight
The Expert Vet (10-12-2015) #5044: Is your cat fat? Very likely! Dr. Donna says that 88% of owners of overweight cats do not think their fat cats are fat! 8 to 10 lbs. is the ideal weight for a cat — which describes so few cats and improper feeding is the cause! Cats are obligate carnivores and have no need for carbohydrates in their diet – and their digestive systems are not “designed” for eating a kibble diet. Carbs can cause obesity in cats — being overweight can cause diabetes in cats — and some of the veterinary prescription foods for cats are high in carbohydrates, which continues the vicious cycle.