EVERY DAY RAW PET FOOD REQUIREMENTS:
EACH FEEDING SHOULD BE:
While weight loss can be challenging for anyone, it is extremely important to keep our furry companions at an appropriate weight as this will help to reduce their risk for serious medical conditions.
By using a body condition scoring chart for cats like the one found in our blog here, a proper assessment can be made. Sometimes this becomes difficult when a cat has a larger primordial pouch - loose flap of skin in front of their hind legs, this is when we need to use additional methods of evaluation to our advantage.
Even just an extra 2lbs can make a significant difference when it comes to cats, for a cat that should be 10lbs having an extra 2lbs is a very large percentage of their overall body mass as they would need to lose approximately 17% of their current body weight (12lbs) to achieve their ideal body weight. This is comparable to a 180lb human losing 30lbs to achieve an ideal body weight of 150lbs.
Many owners find that when they transition their cat over to a raw diet, weight loss begins to happen naturally as the higher protein/low carbohydrate food is a more ideal diet for them.
If you find your cat is not losing the weight, here are a few tips and tricks to help your cat shed those extra pounds:
Have questions? Feel free to reach out to our amazing team at Iron Will Raw