Feeding charts are used for cats when a veterinarian has determined the cat is overweight. A cat being overweight affects his overall health, including his joints and mobility.
Regular veterinary visits are important for any pet, including cats. If a person's veterinarian has informed her that her cat needs to lose weight, the cat will be put on a diet. This involves creating a feeding chart that details the type of food to feed the cat, how much to feed him, and how often. The cat owner is often asked to keep track of the food given to her cat on a daily basis, including any extra treats offered.