Preventing obesity in cats: diet and exercises

Obesity can seriously affect your cat's health, increasing the risk of diseases such as diabetes, joint problems and heart problems. Here's how to prevent obesity in cats with proper diet and exercise.

Controlled Diet: Measure food portions to avoid excess weight and choose a balanced diet high in protein and low in carbohydrates.

Physical Stimulation: Encourage your cat to move every day. Use interactive toys, laser pointers, or even hide his food so he has to look for it.

Weight Monitoring: Weigh your cat regularly to track its weight and adjust its diet accordingly.

Veterinary Consultation: A veterinarian can provide personalized recommendations based on your cat's specific needs.


Preventing obesity in cats is essential for their health and well-being. A controlled diet and regular physical activity are key to achieving this.


  • French Veterinary Academy
  • Association of Companion Animal Veterinarians (AVAC)
  • European Federation of the Pet Food Industry (FEIAP)