A cat will become fat when it is not exercised enough and is not fed the proper amount or type of food. A fat cat isn't necessarily a good thing and obesity in cats can lead to detrimental effects on a cat's body.Continue Reading
In order for a cat to remain at its healthiest, it should be fed a diet that is in conjunction with its weight and breed. Adult cats should never be fed kitten food because kitten food has more fat and nutrients in it than adult cats need. Cats should also not be fed table scraps because it can make the cat gain weight and can cause intestinal problems for felines.
An important aspect that many people overlook when taking care of cats is an exercise routine. Some people believe that simply letting their cat run around the house is enough exercise to keep them fit, but it is not. The best form of exercise for indoor cats is playtime. Cats will not get too fat if they are allowed to play constantly. They should be given toys that promote exercise and should be played with by their owners. A high energy kitten can also encourage cats to play more often.Learn more about Cats
According to All Feline Hospital, cats are capable of not urinating for somewhere between 24 and 48 hours, even if the cat has recently had food or water. Indoor cats should ideally have access to a litter box at all times to relieve themselves.Full Answer >
To give a cat a pill, use pill treats or a cat food meatball. If the cat must take the pill on an empty stomach, wrap the cat in a towel, open the cat’s mouth by pressing on the jaw, and place the pill in the cat’s mouth.Full Answer >
The amount of water a cat should drink should be about 2.5 times its daily intake of food. As an example, a cat should drink about 10 ounces of water if it eats four ounces of dry food in a day.Full Answer >
The length of time a cat can go without food depends on the individual, but the average is between 2 and 10 days. However, it is best not to allow a cat to go more than 24 hours without eating to prevent serious organ damage.Full Answer >