It’s tempting to feed your cat. Not only does your cat like eating treats, but feeding your cat can be a sign of affection that both you and your cat can enjoy.

Of course, it’s easy to overfeed your cat. As a general rule, don’t feed your cat too much. If you suspect your cat is gaining weight, be honest with yourself and weigh your cat while keeping its food portions to a reasonable size and give your cat plenty of exercise. Remember, food alone isn’t the only way you can show your cat affection.

To learn signs that your cat may be getting overweight, click here.