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Are indoor cats more likely to be overweight?

Are indoor cats more likely to be overweight?

Indoor cats and those that are less active are also more likely to be overweight. While dry foods and diets that have more carbohydrates are often blamed for cats becoming overweight, several studies have shown that this is not true and that calorie intake is more important than the type of food.

Can a cat go blind in one eye?

Sight loss in cats can be gradual or sudden depending on the cause. Fortunately, many cats cope well with blindness, especially if they have lost vision gradually and adapted well. Contact your vet if you suspect your cat is losing their sight. There are many different things that can cause blindness in cats.

Is it common for cats to be overweight?

In fact, the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention estimates that nearly 60 percent of cats in the United States are overweight. Excess weight can cause and exacerbate health problems in your cat, so it’s important to be able to recognize when your kitty is getting chubby so that you can take steps to reduce the impact on her health.

Is there such thing as sudden onset blindness in cats?

Although sudden onset blindness occurs in cats, it’s likely that most cases are simply sudden awareness by the owners of a progressive loss of vision.

What causes a cat to lose its eyesight?

When the back of the eye (the retina) comes loose and detaches, common in cats with high blood pressure and kidney disease. Head Trauma. Blindness can be caused by head injuries, common after road traffic accidents. Glaucoma. Increased pressure inside the eye. Uveitis. Inflammation inside the eye.

What causes blindness and loss of balance in cats?

The blindness and loss of balance is most likely attributable to the kidney disease, an increase in blood pressure can cause blindness apparently overnight. You should return to your Veterinarian and have a checkup along with blood tests to determine whether there has been a progression in Chubs’ kidney disease.

What happens if you have a cat that is overweight?

This can not only lead to skin problems and possible urinary tract infections, warns Catster, it can also be a sign your kitty is feeling depressed or anxious. A study in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior reported by The Telegraph concludes that cats and dogs can sometimes overeat to combat stress or negative feelings.

How can I tell if my cat is underweight?

Check other bony areas. A cat’s spine, hips, and shoulders should also be fairly bony. While very visible and pointy bones may indicate your cat is underweight, in a healthy cat you should be able to easily detect hip bones, spine bones, and shoulder bones through gentle petting.

What happens to the skin of an older cat?

The skin of an older cat is thinner and less elastic, has reduced blood circulation, and is more prone to infection. Older cats groom themselves less effectively than do younger cats, sometimes resulting in hair matting, skin odor, and inflammation. The claws of aging felines are often overgrown, thick, and brittle.