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Tips to help your cat lose weight

Tips to help your cat lose weight

Even though particular breed cats are usually kept indoors, they may have breed-specific requirements that go beyond the needs of other indoor cats. Royal Canin addresses those needs with specialised nutrition.

We all know the more we move the more we lose and cats are no different.

Cats are largely sedentary animals and can spend anywhere between 16-20 hours a day sleeping.

It’s important to have an environment that encourages activity and playing during the hours they are awake. This will help achieve their weight loss goals and may improve their quality of life.

Below are some helpful home tips to help your cat lose weight: 

1. Take care of your cat’s space needs.

Cats don’t like to have their food too close to their litter tray. This will form positive eating behaviour, making them less likely to source food elsewhere. 

Take care of your cat's space needs

2. Put up climbing posts or attach a couple of platforms to the wall.

This gives your cat a few high vantage points around the house that they can climb to.

Put up climbing posts or attach a couple of platforms to the wall

3. Cats are curious.

Arrange a safe place near a closed window for them to watch the world go by.

Cats are curious

4. If you have several cats, try to feed them in different rooms.

If only one cat is overweight, you can arrange for a plastic box (like one for clothes storage) with an entrance only big enough for the slim cat to get through.

If you have several cats, try to feed them in different rooms

5. Build a fun sculpture by sticking together toilet paper rolls and hiding kibbles inside.

Something as simple as a toilet roll can engage for hours. 

Build a fun sculpture by sticking together toilet paper rolls and hiding kibbles inside

6. Make 3 or 4 paw-sized holes in a shoe box with the lid taped shut, and put kibble inside.

This will help keep your cat active.

Make 3 or 4 paw-sizes holes in a shoe box with the lid taped shut, and put kibble inside