You’ve probably heard the term “fat cat” before, but you may never have seen a 35-pound cat named Tiger, who was recently brought into a local animal shelter in Florida. Tiger’s owner had to move into an assisted living facility and gave Tiger up for adoption at the Cat Depot shelter.
“He was literally wheeled into Cat Depot in a wheelchair,” said Lynn Rasys, with Cat Depot. To make sure your cat doesn’t wind up just as obese as Tiger, follow these guidelines:
• Talk to your vet and get your cat a full medical checkup. Find out what their ideal body weight is and how many calories they should eat each day, including treats.
• Exercise your cat! Play laser tag—something to get your cat moving for at least 20 minutes each day.
• Monitor your cat’s progress and stay on track.