Is your cat overweight? Especially in cats, it is important that the cat loses weight evenly. Cats are allowed to lose a maximum of 2% of their body weight per week. We will help you with weight loss tips to help your cat lose weight in a healthy way!

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How can I help my cat to lose weight?

Help your cat to lose weight in a healthy way. Cats should lose a maximum of 2% of their body weight per week. For example: if your cat weighs six kilos, it may lose 120 grams per week. You can find out exactly how much and how often your cat should be fed on the food guide.

A cat should not fast, because this can lead to life-threatening fatty liver. Cats must continue to eat!

Veterinary feeds

The special veterinary feed from Prins, Prins VitalCare Veterinary Diet WEIGHT REDUCTION & Diabetic, is low in calories and contains properties that support your cat during weight loss. Besides eating less and less calorie-rich foods, it is also important that the cat gets more exercise. Getting a cat to move can sometimes be a bit tricky. But with these tips you will certainly succeed!

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Tips to get the cat more active

  • Play: when you play with your cat, the cat will move more and thus burn more energy and calories. Fishing rods are popular with cats. Climb poles and zipper tunnels can also encourage your cat to move more. If you remove the objects regularly, they will remain special each time they are put back down.
  • Feeding method: Put the food or part of the food in a so-called (soft rubber) feeding ball or feeding puzzle. This will keep the cat occupied longer with the meal and also keeps him/her moving. Or put your cat to work by hiding food for him!

Different level: Put the food bowl in a higher place, so the cat has to climb to reach the food bowl.

9 tips: make your cat lose weight!

It can be quite difficult to make your cat lose weight. That is why the Prins CareTeam provides some additional tips to achieve faster results.

  • Weigh the portion of veterinary food on a kitchen scale, so that you know exactly how much you are feeding.
  • Always provide plenty of clean, fresh drinking water.
  • Try to weigh your cat every two weeks. This way you can keep a close eye on the weight loss.
  • Take a picture of the cat. It can take up to eight weeks before you see any results. The photo allows you to see and track the progress of the weight loss.
  • If there are other pets in the house, feed your cat separately and prevent him from eating other foods. If it is not possible to feed the cat separately, then it is recommended to put the other cats on the veterinary as well.
  • It is strongly discouraged to give extras such as candies, snacks, cheese, bread or other table scraps next to the veterinary food.
  • Temporarily don't let the cat outside. This will prevent him from possibly getting something to eat at a neighbor's house.
  • Let the rest of the family know that the cat is on a diet and ask them not to give the cat snacks.
  • Store the food in a cool and dry environment. This will preserve the quality and maintain the tastiness.
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