Covid Kilos an issue for Cats too

When a friendly ginger cat arrived at The Cat Protection Society in early 2021, he was carrying a few excess kilos. In fact, he was morbidly obese.

He tipped the scales at 8.84 kilos and was too large to adopt out so he had to embark on a ‘boot camp’ style exercise regime in order to slim down. This was no easy feat for a 16 year old tabby, especially since the average weight for a cat is between 2.5-4.5 kilos!

With The Cat Protection Society of Victoria seeing an increase in overweight cats coming into the clinic since the beginning of the year due to Covid, many cat owners are wondering how to help their cats shed those excess kilos safely.

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