Pet Ohana


POSTED: Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Animals need exercise and balanced diet

Question: How do you keep a cat's waistline trim and sleek?

Answer: Any individual mammal (dog, cat, horse, human, etc.) will gain body weight if it consumes more calories than it burns as fuel for energy. That's pretty simple, but true. First, have your cat see a veterinarian for special diet instructions.

To improve physical activity, you can add some interactive play toys. Toys that simulate an escaping prey really interest the cat in play behaviors.

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