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Yet again, a veterinarian recommends that obese cats should “get more exercise”.
How exactly is this supposed to happen? Whether you live in a tiny apartment or on a huge ranch, cats will get precisely the amount of “exercise” that they need.
My neighbor’s cat Jerry is obese, yet he climbs and explores the same as any other cat. His diet is to blame, not his sedentary lifestyle.
Do these vets really think that if Jerry’s owner would play with him more that he (Jerry) would somehow burn a huge amount of calories and thus lose weight? That barely works on humans, and it darn sure doesn’t work for cats.