Joe & Rae-Rae are out from under the bed and struttin' their stuff today. That didn't take long. There has been some hissing and snarling but no blood-shed. I really didn't expect there would be but I do have one 'nasty' senior who is predictably unpredictable. Joe & Rae-Rae will continue to eat separately from the others and they have their own bathroom area. I believe in baby-steps so I won't get ahead of myself. They sure are two cuties. I already have fallen for them.This is all I could get of Joe. He's a mover.
Isn't she a pretty little girl. But wait, she's a calico.....TROUBLE COMIN'.
The ideal cat is well proportioned and agile. When viewed from above a waist should be easily defined beneath the ribs. The abdomen should be firmly tucked-up. An obese cat has heavy deposits of fat over its back, neck, rib-cage and sometimes even on its legs. The abdomen is rounded and notable pendulous so that it nearly touches the ground.
A cat's weight gain can creep up on you unawares. You should catch the fat before it really takes hold by making regular fat-assessment test. Weigh your cat by standing on the scale holding your cat and then weigh yourself alone. Subtract the difference. Ask you vet what the proper weight should be for your type of cat.
It is important not to let your cat become obese for health reasons, obviously. They depend on us to keep them healthy and happy.