Step 1Weight check and reduction plan
Your cat is weighed and its energy need for a safe weight reduction is established. Then your cat will start on our Weight Reduction food which is available in a dry version and a tasty wet food pâté.
Step 2Weight Reduction:
The actual weight reduction phase begins. Your cat is weighed regularly and the feeding amount is adjusted in order to achieve the ideal weight in a safe and steady manner.
Step 3Weight Control:
Once your cat achieves their target weight, it is important that they maintain their ideal body weight with a food that contains moderate energy content. Our food for Adult cats is perfect for weight control in cats.
Who says my cat is overweight?
You’re not alone. In fact studies show that 25-45% of cats are found to be overweight. Being overweight can lead to or worsen serious health conditions such as:
One of the most popular misconceptions is that cats on diets will suffer. The truth is that Weight Reduction and Weight Control food is very tasty and your cat will feel well and happy, even though the food is low in fat and calories.
Many cat owners find the issue of their cat's weight and weight reduction a bit difficult to manage – or even to discuss. This is perfectly natural.
But the truth is, introducing a diet for your cat can actually have a positive effect on your time together - meaning more fun and better contact with your cat. During a weight reduction period you naturally become more observant and, as your cat loses weight, they slowly get more playful and active.
Your vet or vet nurse can help your cat with a tailored weight management plan. They will advise you on the daily food allowance, calculated from your cat’s size, activity level and required weight loss. This is usually done on the SPECIFIC™ Weight Management computer program at your vet’s practice.
The right amount of the right food is essential to your cat’s weight reduction but an adjustment in lifestyle may be required too, see our tips here.
If your cat eats more than their recommended daily amount of food, or if extra treats or table scraps are added, they will get too many calories. These extra calories build up in the body as fat. Even though you may not see it immediately, it will affect your cat. The truth is, overfeeding is unnecessary, both for your cat’s health and for your wallet.
Weight gain and weight loss can also be caused by disease and may require medical attention. You should contact your vet, if your cat shows following symptoms: