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1:30 PM | December 12, 2012
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Many cats are overweight or obese. A recent review by Kathryn Michel and Margie Scherk summarizes the problem and the steps that should be taken to help cats lose weight. Their paper begins by discussing the serious health concerns caused by overweight and obesity: an obese cat is almost four times as likely to get diabetes as a normal-weight cat, and more likely to suffer from other problems such as urinary tract disease and lameness. They point out that just ten extra pieces of kibble a day, […]

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Michel K & Scherk M (2012). From problem to success: feline weight loss programs that work., Journal of feline medicine and surgery, 14 (5) 327-36. PMID:

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