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How to keep those kilos off...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Cats lose weight mainly by reduced food intake, but increased physical activity (even in cats!) is also of crucial importance.

Earlier this month we discussed organising your cat's environment to promote weight loss.

Researchers from the University of Ilinois have also found that increasing the frequency of meals per day (while still keeping portions small) and adding water to those meals also promoted more physical activity in cats.

 


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