I call him fat-so but his given name is furball! Let me tell you, he lived up to his name. He is a ball-of-fur! This picture of him on the left is when I first got him as a kitten, cute huh? Well, now he’s still cute but just in a big way! I’m not sure how much he weighs exactly but for sure he’s over 20 lbs!
Since I think it’s important for all family members to be in good health, including your pets I thought I would talk a bit about pet obesity today. I find it extremely difficult to find ways for furball to lose weight. It’s not like a dog and you take him for long walks and cut back on his food, or change to a different food completely. It’s really not that easy!
To top it off he follows me around meowing at me until I feed him and if I don’t he starts in on the dog food! If he runs out of food in the middle of the night he opens my door! Yes, he physically jumps up and turns the handle and walks right in to wake me up! I’ve actually resorted to putting objects up against my door before I go to bed to keep him out!
I’m interested to hear from those of you who read my blog different ways you have managed to get your cat to lose weight. I am also thinking of doing a video blog in the future where I take him to the vet to find out what they have to say.
Yes, I will do my best to include video of my cat opening my door! Since I know you don’t believe me!
If worse comes to worse I’ll get a treadmill because apparently cats actually do use treadmills. I always thought it was just humans and dogs! Apparently cats in their curiosity will give a try!
Check out cats working out on a treadmill video here