The most healthy body shape of a cat is that it is uniform and not excessively obese and emaciated. Nowadays, many owners dote on cats and lead to their obesity. However, some cats are also emaciated. Excessive weight loss of cats is an unhealthy performance. Let’s take a look at the reasons why cats are thin?
Parasites, such as Ascaris lumbricoides, tapeworms, nematodes, etc. These parasites live in the intestines of cats to absorb nutrients to maintain their own growth. In this way, the growth of the cat needs nutrients can not be met, so the cat can only become emaciated. To resolve this problem, the most important thing is to expel insects as soon as possible. Then slowly adjust the cat’s diet, so that it can eat enough nutrients for the growth of the body, so that it becomes healthy.
Chronic gastroenteritis, when you find that the cat in the change of food is still persistent mild diarrhea, it means that the cat may be infected with chronic gastroenteritis. For this reason, the cat spirit is depressed, appetite is affected, the body will become thin and weak. To get the cat back to health, it is necessary to treat the disease for it in the first time. Let the emaciated pet cat recover slowly.
Diabetes, which is also one of the main reasons for cats to lose weight. It is not easy to treat the cat’s diabetes. When the cat has diabetes, the parents should take care of the cat’s diet and daily life according to the instructions of the veterinarian. To keep the cat healthy and not to be too thin, it is necessary to ensure the scientific law of daily maintenance.
By scoring the animal’s physical condition, the owner can not only accurately understand the nutritional status and physique of the pet, but also be very important for the doctor’s disease diagnosis and treatment record and before and after comparison. The 5-point system and 9-point system are usually used in clinical practice. Both of them have their own advantages and disadvantages, but on the whole, the former is relatively simple to evaluate, while the latter is troublesome. For the pet who wants to lose weight, it is more suitable for the 9-point evaluation system. A 9-point system was used to evaluate the body condition score. Fat deposition and bone condition of the cat should be examined. The details are as follows:
Bcs1-4: too thin
Bcs1: emaciation. Short haired cat ribs visible, no palpable fat, abdominal wrinkles, lumbar easy to touch.
Bcs2: very thin. Short haired cat ribs easy to see, lumbar obvious and a small amount of muscle, abdominal wrinkles obvious, no palpable fat.
Bcs3: thin. The ribs are easy to touch, covered with a small amount of fat; the lumbar spine is obvious; the back of rib arch is obvious; the abdomen is a little fat.
Bcs4: underweight. The ribs were covered with a small amount of fat, the back of rib arch was obvious, the abdomen was a little wrinkled, and there was no abdominal fat pad.
Bcs5: ideal. The body shape is symmetrical. The waist behind the rib arch can be observed. The rib arch is slightly covered with fat, and the abdominal fat is small.
Bcs6 or 7: Overweight
Bcs6: overweight. The ribs were slightly covered with excessive fat, the fat pads of waist and abdomen were discernible but not obvious, and the abdominal folds were missing.
Bcs7: too heavy. The ribs are not easy to reach, covered with moderate fat; the waist is not easy to identify; the abdomen is obviously rounded; the abdominal fat pad is moderate.
Bcs8 or 9: Obesity
The rib of bcs8 could not be touched due to excessive fat coverage; the waist was not visible; the abdomen was obviously round with significant fat pad; fat deposition was found in the waist.
Bcs9: severe obesity. The ribs are untouchable and covered with a large amount of fat; the fat on the waist, face and limbs is massive; the abdomen is swollen and cannot be seen at the waist; the abdominal fat is excessively deposited.
Some parents don’t know how to raise cats scientifically. They give them cheap cat food or eat people’s food. For example, cats don’t eat properly. In this way, not only does the cat grow fat, but it also causes cat health problems. Cats, carnivores, get nutrients from fat and protein, and cannot get calories from carbohydrates, or grains.
The cheap low-end cat food is made of cereal. The reason why cats love to eat is because there are a lot of additives in it. Cats can hardly get nutrition from low-end cat food; The meat soup with steamed bread, fish with rice and other food is mainly grain, with a small amount of meat added. Cats always eat a lot of such food, but it is difficult to really eat enough. Some parents told me that their cats eat a large pot of rice at a time, and pull a lot of stool every day, but they are not fat. When I ask what to eat, most of them eat soup bibimbap, but cats can’t mix from soup In the meal absorption nutrition, eats how many pulls, the cat certainly does not eat fat.
If the parents want to make the cat chubby, they must meet the nutritional needs of the cat. The cat’s food should be mainly high-quality cat food or meat. When the cat’s nutrition comes up, it will not only become chubby, but also be healthier.
If a cat is too fat or too thin, it is not good for health. When the owner finds that the cat is thin, he should find out the reason, so as to suit the medicine to the case and treat it as soon as possible, so as to achieve the recovery of the cat.