by Marvin the Cat
Hello, Marvin the cat again. You might think a cat looks good rounded, and we do. We’re sleek, glamorous creatures who pride ourselves on looking good every day.
But rounded doesn’t mean fat! It means a cat with a good build (like we were always intended to be).
You humans who work for us need to help us out.
One of the most important ways is food. We love to eat well. So, if you reduce portions, don’t overfeed, and make sure our food is of the highest quality. That means food with no meal or by-products in it, and no starchy fillers. Cats are strict carnivores which means we eat meat, meat and more meat. Fillers only make us fat.
And with food, wet food is preferrable to dry. It’s better quality, contains moisture, and less of that nastyfiller stuff. Talk to your vet or your local holistic pet store on advice on the best brands for your cat.
I am very fond of Halo, Weruva, Avoderm and Newman’s Own Oragnic cat food. In fact, I used to be a very fussy cat (it’s my right), but since my human switched me to a high end, quality, meal and by-product free wet food diet, I like everything. Especially raw meat (when I can get it!).
We all love snacks. I’m not going to tell you to stop giving your kitty snacks (I love snacks!), but make sure they are low in calories. My very favourites are those freeze-dried morsels of meat and fish. Yum! And they’re good for me. Which means they’ll be good for your cat, too.
If you’re of those silly humans who think cats just laze about and sleep all day long then you’re going to have to brush up on Cat 101. We sleep to conserve energy for training sessions. And we do prefer those training sessions to be with you.
Cats are highly skilled hunters and we love to hone those skills. The best part is by sharpening our skills and reflexes we’re exercising.
It’s easy to just not get around to it. We get bored, too. Especially if you’re at work all day. Sure, we’ll find a ball or a toy mouse, or fishing toy to play with while you’re out, but we love it when you set aside 20 minutes or so a day to play with us.
Laser light, tossing mice around (toy ones, we know how squeemish some of you humans are about real ones), getting us to chase string or feather toys, it’s all good! And we get to spend some together time with you! It’s all around win.
Don’t let your cat get fat. Slim your cat down. She’ll love you for it.