Can Extra Fat Affect My Cat’s Health Condition?

by | Sep 9, 2021

Answered by Dr. Jeff Feinman

To any nutritional changes that can affect the health conditions, but how it does and if it does depends on the individual cat. In general things they worry about are fat towards toxins so it’s good to be careful of the kind of fat you feed. 

Certainly that can increase weight in your kitty cat and the other big concern is too much fat can trigger a cat to symptoms of pancreatitis which is an irritation of one of the organs that can cause vomiting. Doesn’t happen that oftenly in cats, but when it does your best bet is to test them, take them to the vet and make sure everything is okay otherwise and be cautious of how much fat or the balance of any nutrient in the diet. 

I’m Jeff Feynman from HolisticActions! answering pet parent questions. Thank you for joining me today!

Suggested Treatments:

  1. Fresh food feeding
  2. Minimizing cooked animal fats
  3. Extra exercise and engagement

Related Symptoms: 

  1. Visible body condition (or inability to easily feel the spine and backbone of long haired cats)
  2. Slower mobility
  3. Less Jumping 


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Dr. Jeff

Jeffrey Feinman, BA, VMD, CVH, graduated in 1985 from the University of Pennsylvania and was Penn’s first veterinary dual-degree University Scholar, holding both molecular biology and veterinary degrees. He is the founder of and dedicated to pet parent empowerment.

Dr. Jeff is devoted to researching about how to harness the innate power of the individual using Vitality and Balance. He and his wonderful wife Amy live with Archie, a rescue pup, and a Rex cat named Tigger.

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